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WATCH low-flying helicopter wreck VIP podium at Indonesian army parade

WATCH low-flying helicopter wreck VIP podium at Indonesian army parade
Something went profoundly wrong when pilots manning a Russian-built attack helicopter flew too low during Indonesia’s spectacular military event.

Footage shared by netizens shows a Mil Mi-35 helicopter approaching a VIP podium heavily decorated with patriotic banners. Seconds later, the entire installation collapses like a house of cards as the powerful aircraft makes the devastating fly-by.

Fortunately, no one was hurt at the parade marking the 74th anniversary of the Indonesian armed forces.

The country’s army use six Mi-35s, with more to come under a Russian-Indonesian defense deal. The two-seat helicopter is the latest upgrade of the battle-tested Mi-24 Hind helicopter, which has seen action in numerous conflicts across the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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