Malian Z-9 crashes

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A Z-9 utility helicopter belonging to Mali’s Air Force has crashed in a landing accident.

Video shows the aircraft coming in for a rolling landing when it touches the ground and rolls over. It was on 19 January practicing for the Mali Army Day celebration on 20 January.

Mali’s Ministry of Defence said the aircraft made an ‘accidental landing’ on a training flight in Kati but no crew were injured.

Mali’s Air Force is believed to have had two Z-9s in service, but apparently the one that crashed on Saturday was the last flying example.