19 Helicopter Crash in Chernobyl

Helicopter Crash in Chernobyl

Posted on February 18, 2007 by

This is the video of a helicopter with crew of military pilots spreading anti-radiation solution across the blown-up reactor of Chernobyl nuclear plant.

This crew before was participating in Afghanistan war, so it was a team of military profesionals. Just before this final flight they asked a guy with a camera, a journalist from the local newspaper to make them a group photo, this photo you can see in the beginning of the video.

The story of this crash was censored and were not showed in Russian media till early 90s.

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19 Responses to “Helicopter Crash in Chernobyl”

  1. mac605 says:

    The photographer’s name is Igor Kostin, he published a thrilling album about his chernobyl experience, the photo of the MI’s heli crew is published there.

    AFAIR he was working for Novosti News Agency at the time of the Chernobyl Disaster


  2. Mikoyan says:

    i love this blog… tnx to mac605 as well!

  3. Shep says:

    I think of Russian heros who rushed into Chernobyl and gave their lives willingly and American heros who rushed into the falling buildings in NYC to do the same as being in heaven together.

  4. Alexander says:

    I saw a documenentary once about Chernobyl with explanations of this crash. They say that an extremely high radiation just breaked propeller blade.

  5. mndoc says:

    This made me cry.

    So many good men, thrown into an impossible, critical situation.

    And what or who created this situation? The arrogance of scientific and government stooges. It’s not just in Russia — it’s in America, too — and China, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, etc.

    Maybe its time that all of us citizens of the world – regardless of country of origin, DEMAND that our governments & scientists have accountability for what they do. Its time they paid with their careers and/or their lives.

    • Acts_of_Atrocity says:

      They did pay.

      Such things just happen. What you can do is try to fix what is broken and learn your lesson from it.

    • jcp says:

      Yes, It is better if we have no science. Then we can all die of polio or whatever. Then there would be no internet though and no Englishrussia. To sad.

  6. Jon says:

    These men are heroes.

  7. hrhm says:

    i think this could be hoax, since camera angle changes and it doesn’t even look like a same place (look @ cranes).

    still this is sad :[

  8. gogu says:


  9. ingo says:

    ‘For those who died to save the world.’
    Thanks to them. Honor is eternal.

  10. Nikolai says:

    Not as skilled men afterall..LOL

  11. Nikolai says:

    “team of military professionals”

    Yeah, right!

    How do they survived the afgan war with that kind of piloting just beats me??

  12. Loren Frazer says:

    great info thanks for sharing, hope you had a superb new year.

  13. Frederik Langermann says:

    The heli did fall into the exploeded reactor, if they did survive the crash i don’t wanna think about how they died. R.I.P

  14. history dood says:

    y did the copter crash

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