Date: 19 August 2002
Location: Khankala, Chechnya, Russia
Type of event: terrorism
In Khankala, Chechnya, Russia, an Mi-26 helicopter carrying Russian troops was shot down by a terrorist-fired missile shortly before landing. Of those aboard, 115 were killed immediately and 12 later died of injuries; the 21 survivors included 14 injured.
Consequences: 127 killed, 14 injured
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