Helicopter Crew (Mi-8MTV-5) - Major
Unit: Unknown Naval Aviation Unit
Previously listed as serving in Military Unit 13690, (Activities related to ensuring military security)
Cargo ID: #989
English Name: Grigory Nikolaevich Azanov
Russian Name: Азанов Григорий Николаевич
Date of Birth: January 14, 1985 (age: 38 Years)
Place of Birth: Monchegorsk, Murmansk Region, Russia
Lived In: Saratov, Saratov Oblast, Russia
Place of Death: Luhansk Region (Shot down by Russian Air Defense)
Awards: Being Investigated
This is the crew of our Mi-8 helicopter. They died from our own air defense on October 22, 2023.... The famous phrase that the air defense troops themselves do not fly and do not allow others to fly, turned out to be a harsh reality in our case.
The entire crew of the Mi-8 fell to our air defense as a result of an erroneous friendly launch and fell into the sea. The guys left behind children and wives....