Mil Mi-8T near the Huka Falls, Wairakei Park

Operator: Helistar Helicopters
Type: Mil Mi-8MTV-1
Registration: YS-1006P
Serial: 40705

The Mil Mi-8 (Russian Ми-8, NATO reporting name “Hip”) is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The Mi-8 is the world’s most-produced helicopter, and is used by over 50 countries.

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