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Overview

The Helicopter Crash Site is a twice daily event involving helicopter crash sites spawning throughout the map. High-tier military loot is often spawned along with military-styled clothing. The helicopter is a yellow Mil Mi-24 Soviet Helicopter (or Hind) with five blades. There is a single entry point in the left of the plane, however, nothing can be found inside the helicopter.

Smoke used to come from the crash, but this was removed.

Issues

Several key issues occur when observing certain helicopter crash sites. The Mil Mi-24's main helicopter blades rotate clockwise (unlike US helicopters which rotate counter-clockwise). Howevor, the debries from the blade that broke apart upon crashing is to the left of the broken stem which would only have been possible if the blades were spinning counter-clockwise (the high speed of the spinning blade colliding with the ground would throw the blades across in the direction that the blades spin). The other blades are also intact, therefore the blades probably didn't simply continue spinning.
Crash

Trivia

Helicopters can spawn two of the same weapon.


Gusmanak has stated via Twitter that the crashed helicopter is based on Mi-24A "Hind" helicopter used by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and more than 30 other nations. This along with the presence of both Warsaw Pact and NATO weapons in military locations suggests that the game may take place in a former Soviet nation, such as Latvia, Lithuania, or Ukraine. The fact that it is a Mi-24A is also odd, as the "A" variant was a very early one, and only saw minor combat use, with the more modern variants being more popular.


It cannot be repaired or driven.


Weapons only spawn outside of the helicopter, never inside.


The helicopter used to be replaced with a red Santa's Sled for the holiday update.


You can see the location of the helicopter through unloaded map chunks (Reborn only)


Heli crashes do not respawn loot.