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Mi-17 military helicopter crashed in Iraq

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The helicopter of the Iraqi Armed Forces crashed while performing a “training mission”, all seven Iraqi soldiers aboard were killed, reports RIA News Post news portal Iraqi News.




According to the resource, the helicopter Mi-17 crashed on Sunday morning in the province of Wasit to the east of the Kut air base in the central part of the country.

“The crew and 5 officers aboard the helicopter died,” the Iraqi Air Force press service said in a Facebook report.

As noted by Reuters, in turn, a technical malfunction could lead to the crash of a military helicopter.

The official version of the causes of the disaster has not yet been reported. Investigation is underway.

The Mi-17 helicopter, produced in Russia, is an export modification of the Mi-8 military transport aircraft. The contract for the supply of these machines to Iraq in the modification of the Mi-171Sh was signed in the 2007 year.
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 12 November 2017 12: 58 New
    +1
    they refused those services by our specialists ...
    1. destination
      destination 12 November 2017 12: 59 New
      +5
      They are not to blame, we are to blame, for our piece of iron ...
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 12 November 2017 13: 10 New
        +7
        Quote: destination
        They are not to blame, we are to blame, for our piece of iron ...

        Offer to pay and repent?
        1. destination
          destination 12 November 2017 13: 17 New
          +4
          So-No, Bro, don't do that ... wink
          1. PalBor
            PalBor 12 November 2017 14: 17 New
            +6
            I’m rather an atheist, but I don’t need to insult the Russian Orthodox Church ...
        2. Barshchik-M
          Barshchik-M 12 November 2017 13: 17 New
          +4
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          Quote: destination
          They are not to blame, we are to blame, for our piece of iron ...

          Offer to pay and repent?

          That's right, now all liberals will conquer!
          1. Ami du peuple
            Ami du peuple 12 November 2017 13: 32 New
            +5
            I don’t know who will conquer what, but the manufacturer is not responsible for the ordinariness of the operator.
      2. Scoun
        Scoun 12 November 2017 14: 09 New
        +4
        Quote: destination
        They are not to blame, we are to blame, for our piece of iron ...

        Well, here it is necessary to wait for the results of the investigation
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Quote: destination
        They are not to blame, we are to blame, for our piece of iron ...

        Offer to pay and repent?

        But your sarcasm is in vain.
        This is our "auto industry" in the air, we must raise the quality of production, the more so that

        Mi-17 helicopter collapsed
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 12 November 2017 14: 21 New
          0
          Quote: Scoun
          Mi-17 helicopter crashes

          No wonder, it’s heavier than air. And in general, as you rightly noted:
          Quote: Scoun

          Well, here it is necessary to wait for the results of the investigation
          However, it seems that this disaster is the last to be connected with production defects.
        2. alekc75
          alekc75 12 November 2017 16: 21 New
          0
          autorotation where ??? you can’t fly sit on the ground!
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 12 November 2017 15: 48 New
        +1
        Quote: destination
        They are not to blame, we are to blame, for our piece of iron ...

        It’s necessary to look specifically at what kind of car it is. There was a recent unpleasant incident with the modernization of machines and equipping them with additional equipment on the side. Moreover, the cars were under warranty, in this case they fell off the warranty.
        What kind of service, you also need to understand, I'm not talking about where they deliver spare parts from
    2. My doctor
      My doctor 12 November 2017 13: 20 New
      0
      Quote: Shura Perm
      they refused those services by our specialists ...

      Although not about Iraq, but the topic.
      That’s why Americans, to the last, are engaged in charity buying MI for Afghanistan, essentially financing the military-industrial complex, a state hostile to them. They thought that the loss of credibility (and local machines will surely turn into trash) is more expensive than the loss of money given to an opponent. But the Afghans heard the trick that without maintenance, Russian helicopters would fall, and Russia was not going to help in maintenance free of charge. That is why Afghans refuse MI. The United States is ready to bypass all sanctions imposed to the detriment of its military-industrial complex to buy Russian helicopters and donating to the natives. So that they hit them on the ground thereby spoiling the image of MI. But in the end, the Afghans also abandon the free MI, but without the service, they realized that free cheese is only in a mousetrap.
      1. Muvka
        Muvka 12 November 2017 13: 28 New
        0
        Quote: MyVrach
        Quote: Shura Perm
        they refused those services by our specialists ...

        Although not about Iraq, but the topic.
        That’s why Americans, to the last, are engaged in charity buying MI for Afghanistan, essentially financing the military-industrial complex, a state hostile to them. They thought that the loss of credibility (and local machines will surely turn into trash) is more expensive than the loss of money given to an opponent. But the Afghans heard the trick that without maintenance, Russian helicopters would fall, and Russia was not going to help in maintenance free of charge. That is why Afghans refuse MI. The United States is ready to bypass all sanctions imposed to the detriment of its military-industrial complex to buy Russian helicopters and donating to the natives. So that they hit them on the ground thereby spoiling the image of MI. But in the end, the Afghans also abandon the free MI, but without the service, they realized that free cheese is only in a mousetrap.

        In fairness, those who buy or will buy these same Mi know very well who serves these helicopters, an official supplier or natives. Therefore, such falls are unlikely to affect the image. That we do not have such information.
        1. Puss in Boots
          Puss in Boots 12 November 2017 13: 48 New
          0
          so the very same are the operators (or rather their "allies") and can "drop" our "MI" in order to win the competition. Indeed, now wherever you look, mattresses are everywhere trying to break off our contracts! hi
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 12 November 2017 14: 17 New
        +8
        Quote: MyVrach
        Quote: Shura Perm
        they refused those services by our specialists ...

        Although not about Iraq, but the topic.

        My friend, a graduate of Kremenchug, visiting his mother-in-law saw how Ukrainians, for Amer’s money, retrained by -8 Amer and Afghans. Helicopters were collected from all over the former Union, prior to direct purchases, and repaired in Kaunas. The reason for acquiring the eights is simple to disgrace - hawks and they are so hot in Afghan conditions: neither in terms of cost / basic hawk from 13 lyam, not the eighth 3,5 - 5 / nor in terms of operating cost, there is no question of endurance .
        If the Americans support, aka pay, they will not be for hawks in Afghanistan - the eights will return there again.
        1. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 12 November 2017 14: 22 New
          +4
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          If the Americans support, aka pay, they will not be for hawks in Afghanistan - the eights will return there again.

          As one of the ways of constant pressure on Russia. Including the last medals taken from our disqualified skiers .... This song will last a long time - the presidential election is on the way ...
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 12 November 2017 14: 30 New
            +7
            And I liked the athlete’s position as a deputy now, I only saw the announcement: come, try to pick it up. A good example, it is necessary to introduce the Ministry of Foreign Affairs into everyday practice, weary of their "concerns" have weary, special forces to help them
  2. IL-18
    IL-18 12 November 2017 12: 58 New
    +7
    Dusty there in Iraq.
    1. Barshchik-M
      Barshchik-M 12 November 2017 13: 19 New
      +2
      Quote: IL-18
      Dusty there in Iraq.

      That's it, the engines need to be serviced more carefully ..!
      This is not a Kalashnikov assault rifle ..
    2. HEATHER
      HEATHER 12 November 2017 22: 20 New
      +1
      Doc, you? .............. This is to IL-18.
  3. Sergey53
    Sergey53 12 November 2017 13: 01 New
    +2
    Sorry for the guys. To die on the eve of victory.
  4. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 12 November 2017 13: 04 New
    +1
    As noted by Reuters, in turn, a technical malfunction could lead to the crash of a military helicopter.
    Not otherwise clairvoyant psychics work in this amazing agency. Probably from the photo of the crash site they determined the reason, or maybe they just have enough that this is a Russian helicopter and that's it, the verdict is ready ...?
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 12 November 2017 13: 25 New
      +6
      Information preparation for replacing MI helicopters with American ones. They will say, "You see what rubbish Russia supplies to us at our expense?"
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 12 November 2017 14: 21 New
        +7
        Jedi hi I applaud, everything is so simple.
        They cannot forgive Iraq: they purchased equipment in the Republic of Europe and Europe, they chose the European standard for communications, and they tried so hard to hammer infrastructure. They will sit there until they put it on the needle: supply, support for repairs and spare parts ... You need to drive them
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 12 November 2017 14: 27 New
          +6
          Tramp, good to see! hi
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          . Drive them

          It is necessary, especially since no one called them there. But it will be oh how difficult ...
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 13 November 2017 00: 10 New
            +6
            As an American told me just recently: we are an American very patriotic nation that likes to be strong. But the patriotic mood ends with the first coffin on Arlington recourse
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 13 November 2017 09: 28 New
              +5
              Judging by the number of coffins - they don’t learn anything ...
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 November 2017 13: 04 New
    +1
    Let's wait for the conclusions of the commission. You don’t need to fill donkey urine, and use oils without getting into them ... As an assumption ...
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 12 November 2017 13: 11 New
    +4
    Human sacrifice, it’s always bitter ...
  7. Приговор
    Приговор 12 November 2017 13: 22 New
    0
    In a warring country, some of the most reliable helicopters in the world just do not fall. This must be understood.
  8. Sergei75
    Sergei75 12 November 2017 13: 27 New
    0
    Well, you have to wait until the investigation of this accident ends, and guessing is not a thankful job, it may be a technical malfunction, it may be a pilot error, or maybe ... a diversion of the US special services.
    But did he have a regime of autorotation?
  9. Bronevick
    Bronevick 12 November 2017 14: 38 New
    0
    Now they will purchase the UH-60. Sorry for the people, condolences.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 12 November 2017 15: 21 New
      0
      Quote: Bronevick
      Now they will purchase the UH-60. Sorry for the people, condolences.

      It is very doubtful that Iraq is now moving quickly towards Iran and helicopters may fall into the wrong hands, so Iraq is likely to continue to purchase MI-8 \ 17 as before, because he bought our T-90 despite this that they were trying to shove the Abrams.
  10. Horti
    Horti 12 November 2017 19: 34 New
    0
    Quote: alekc75
    autorotation where ??? you can’t fly sit on the ground!

    If the Reducer is stuck, then there will not be any autorotation, the Ministry of Agriculture will not turn off.
    1. HEATHER
      HEATHER 12 November 2017 22: 22 New
      +1
      If the gearbox is jammed I do not remember such a case.
      1. nebche
        nebche 13 November 2017 03: 20 New
        0
        In the eighties, at least 2 Mi-8MT. In ZabVO and near Saratov. Sinned on the electrical part (often happened), but it turned out the lack of oil. Gearboxes finalized in the end.
        In this case, I think, because of the error of the pilot? Nothing to fail before a fatal outcome.
  11. gorenina91
    gorenina91 12 November 2017 20: 45 New
    0
    -In Iraq, sabotage is also possible ... -Although helicopters also fall often with us ... -Maybe we have ... sabotage ... It's bad that the Chinese can make a fuss ... -They are full of all kinds of "Russian clones "... and they are cheaper ...
  12. not main
    not main 12 November 2017 20: 46 New
    0
    It’s not clear, it speaks of 7 dead, and Iraq speaks of 5 military personnel and a crew! But the Mi-8 of all modifications has a crew of 3 people! The exception is Mi-8VZPU and Mi-9VKP, but they have even more crew!
  13. HEATHER
    HEATHER 12 November 2017 22: 11 New
    +2
    I don’t believe. This bird cannot fall by itself. Reliability is at the highest level. I know what I’m saying. For 20 years, not a single catastrophe was connected with a malfunction of the machine. Although he served on the Mi-8T, MT, MTV, Mi -9-NEVER the car itself crashed. There was a single failure of both engines. On autorotation, they plummeted. The survivors remained. The reason is water in the fuel. These cars are ruining the crews and (or) techies overlooked something.