Aircraft Photo of ER-MGM | Mil Mi-17-1V | Valan International Cargo Charter | #166871
Registration / Serial:ER-MGM
Aircraft Original Type:Mil Mi-8
Aircraft Generic Type:Mil Mi-8/9/17
Aircraft Version:Mil Mi-17-1V
C/n (msn):96621
Operator / Titles:(Valan International Cargo Charter)
City / Airport:Tarin Kowt / TereenMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: OATN   IATA: TII   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:9 February 2010
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 166871
Photo Comment

This Mi-17 of Valan was first noted at Kandahar early '10, for several years it operated in Afgh. under a contract with Aircraft Charter Solutions (UAE) in support of the US Gvmt. ACS provided airlift support for Afgh. security forces, in the mid-tens out of Mazar-i-Sharif. The Mi-17 was written off on 24 Nov'15 when was hit by a Taliban rocket over Faryab. The helo caught fire and made a forced landing in Pashtun Kot district, 1 of 3 crew and 2 of 18 Afghan soldiers on board were killed, 18 survivors were taken hostage by the Taliban. The Mi-17 was canx from register between 11 Mar'16 and 30 Sep'16.

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