Lithuanian chopper crashes in Sweden

  • 2005-06-21
VILNIUS - A Mi-2 helicopter owned by Aerolib, a Swedish equity company registered in Vilnius, crashed in Sweden Tuesday morning.

The helicopter crashed right after take-off and then turned over. Following statements by Sweden's police, news agency AFP has reported that the incident took place north-west to Stockholm, causing mild injuries to all six people aboard, a hundred-year-old gentleman among them.

The Soviet-made Mi-2, which was built in 1984, belonged to the so-called experimental category -- it could not be used for commercial purposes or flights over towns and cities.

The Vilnius-based Aerolib is owned by a Swedish citizen. Its Mi-2 helicopter had never been operated in Lithuania.