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Helicopter crash: Air Defense Forces Commander severely reprimanded

Commander of the Air Defense Forces of Kyrgyzstan, Kylychbek Aidaraliev, was severely reprimanded after the crash of Mi-8 MTV helicopter in the mountains of South Inylchek. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic informed 24.kg news agency.

It is specified that the Commander of military unit 23565, where the air base of the Air Defense Forces is located, Colonel Saparali Bekmurzaev and Colonel Vladimir Vereshchagin were fired.

Recall, on July 9, Mi-8 MTV military helicopter crashed in the mountains of South Inylchek. According to the General Staff, the incident occurred during a rescue operation. The helicopter fell on its left side during landing because of the strong side wind. As a result of the crash, six people were injured — three soldiers and three tourists. The military prosecutor’s office opened a criminal case. However, only third class pilot Emil Bekbolotov was charged.

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