A Polish army Mil Mi-24V assault helicopter was damaged after making an emergency autorotation landing immediately after taking off from Ghazni airfield in Afghanistan on 3 December. The crew and passengers were not seriously injured.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the mishap, which followed the loss of another Mi-24V during an emergency landing in Afghanistan in late July. Sources suggest the first incident was the result of hostile fire.

The latest accident means Polish forces now have four Mi-24s and four Mi-17-1V transport helicopters available in Afghanistan.

Source: Flight International