Mil Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip | 2

Aircraft model
Mi-17 'Diasy'

In 1995, when the government of Sierra Leone contracted the South African company 'Executive Outcomes' to help it in the war against Libyan- and Liberian-backed RUF-rebels, two Mi-17s were purchased to support the mercenaries. These were nick-named named 'Daisy' (shown here) and 'Bokkie' by their crews for their handling in flight (Daisy flew like a cow, Bokkie - which was painted dark grey overall - like a springbok). Both helicopters had their rear doors removed for easier entry and exit. Daisy might have had some kind of a serial applied on the boom, but this was unreadable because of the thick exhaust trace. This helicopter had previous UN markings. Most probably this helicopter crashed in 1995 (3 man killed).


Aircraft model

Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_sierra_leone.svg Republic of Sierra Leone | Military

Registration number

2

Nickname

Diasy

Mil Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip | 2



Aircraft model

Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_sierra_leone.svg Republic of Sierra Leone | Military

Mil Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-18 Hip | 2