Incredible to believe the following story when seeing this wreck. This former Ukraine Air Force and civilian Russian Aeroflot helicopter was sold to Chad in 1999. After an attack at Faya Largeau airfield, northern Chad 3 October 2002, rebels destroyed the helicopter. It was transported to N'Djamena in 2005 where it was stored in a hangar, thereafter it was seen like the picture in scrap compound at the field. Late 2008, it was moved to Russia where it was rebuilt and subsequently returned to Chad as aircargo in an An-124 in November 2009. The Hip is currently still operational.
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