A Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter, operated by the Russian Armed Forces, has crashed in the Krasnodar Territory in Southwestern Russia, leaving both crew members on board dead, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed Wednesday.
The incident reportedly occurred at around 11 p.m. local time near the city of Korenovsk when the helicopter was conducting a manoeuvre flight in severe weather conditions
According to a report by Sputnik News, the site of the crash has already been found and the helicopter was completely destroyed in the incident.
The Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name “Havoc”) is a Russian all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter.
This is an attack helicopter with no intended secondary transport capability unlike the Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunship and is, therefore, better optimized for the role. It carries a single gun in an under nose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings.