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Mil Mi-8 "Cup 2" Memorial"…

Chernobyl, Ukraine

2 October 1986


Near the helipad at Chernobyl, a memorial was built to remember to the crew of Cup 2. Constructed with the only known (at the time) piece of debris that survived the accident, a helicopter blade that was thrown from the crash site, it bears a brass plaque at the base with the names of the four men killed that day in October of 1986.

V. K. Vorobyov
Senior Lieutenant
A. Y. Yundkind


(Translated from Russian)

Crew of MI-8

Captain Vorobyov, Vladimir Konstantinovich

Senior Lieutenant Yundkind, Alexander Yevgenyevich

Senior Lieutenant Khristich, Leonid Ivanovich

First Ensign Ganzhuk, Nikolia Alexandrovich

Died - 02.10.1986

Senior Lieutenant
L. I. Khristich
First Ensign
N. A. Ganzhuk


All four crewman are also enshrined in the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum's "Remembrance Book" and online database (in Ukrainian language only).



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