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Two Gazelle helicopters crashed in the south of France

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French media publish reports that two military helicopters were wrecked in the south of France. The crash occurred in the Var department (administrative center - Toulon). It is reported that five people were killed on board. At the same time, two servicemen performed a training flight on one helicopter, three on the other.


According to updated information, the plane crash occurred near Lake Kars.

At the moment, the information that the helicopters collided with each other during a training flight, originally published in the French media, has not been confirmed.

We are talking about Gazelle helicopters with a closed tail rotor (fenestron / Finistron). These are multi-purpose helicopters that have been in service with the French Air Force for over 40 years.

Two Gazelle helicopters crashed in the south of France


The crew of such helicopters consists of two people. The maximum speed of the Gazelle helicopter is 310 km / h, the practical ceiling is 5 km. Rate of climb (near the ground) - up to 550 m / min.

Such helicopters were actively used in a variety of operations, including operations in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.

At the crash site of the helicopters rescue workers and representatives of the French Air Force.
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  1. q75agent
    q75agent 2 February 2018 13: 11
    +1
    sorry for the people, and two NATO units in -
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 2 February 2018 13: 12
      +5
      At the moment, information originally confirmed in the French media that helicopters collided with each other is not confirmed

      What is it like belay Two helicopters died at the same time and did not collide ???
      Very interesting!
      1. oldseaman1957
        oldseaman1957 2 February 2018 13: 20
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        Quote: Shurik70
        Two helicopters died at the same time and did not collide ???
        - Some force majeure, then it will be clear. It’s dangerous in the air, especially with the blades ...
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 2 February 2018 21: 27
        +1
        Quote: Shurik70
        Two helicopters died at the same time and did not collide ???
        Very interesting!

        Well, if a couple walked nearby and crashed into some kind of mountain in SMU? Wait for the results of the investigation before being ironic on such a topic. I only sympathize with the relatives of the dead pilots.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 2 February 2018 21: 30
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          Quote: Piramidon
          Wait for the results of the investigation before being ironic on such a topic.

          Why irony? I’m really wondering what could have shot down two helicopters at once.
          A natural phenomenon, terrorism or the notorious human factor. Most likely the latter, but if something else is very interesting.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 2 February 2018 13: 17
      +2
      Fantomas still flew on such turntables. lol
      1. avt
        avt 2 February 2018 13: 23
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        Quote: siberalt
        Fantomas still flew on such turntables.

        Yeah, yeah. It's like on the Mi-2. In principle, they are almost the weather and the "stage" was not there. And where are we in the Army, or the Mi-2 Air Force? wassat
      2. Alex_59
        Alex_59 2 February 2018 13: 30
        +1
        Quote: siberalt
        Fantomas still flew on such turntables.

        Nah, there was another, Alouette II. Gazelle later appeared in the film, it will be newer.
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 2 February 2018 13: 24
      +7
      At the moment, the information that the helicopters collided with each other during a training flight, originally published in the French media, has not been confirmed.

      At the same time the equipment failed or the human factor? what We sympathize with the relatives of the victims
  2. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 2 February 2018 13: 12
    +7
    At the moment, the information that the helicopters collided with each other during a training flight, originally published in the French media, has not been confirmed.
    Gu is already completely stoned, you have to be, what would encounter, condolences to relatives hi
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 2 February 2018 13: 27
      +7
      Gu is already completely stoned, you have to be what to face
      For example - flying in a pair and a sudden loss of control of one of them. all coincidences in the most seemingly incredible combinations cannot be imagined in advance. The banter here is inappropriate, especially during the tragedy.
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 2 February 2018 13: 34
        +4
        and I didn’t jest, of course - never say never, but flying in a pair and colliding is an idiotic version, so there’s something else
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 2 February 2018 13: 39
          +2
          Quote: Angel_and_Demon
          fly in a pair and collide - this is an idiotic version

          Yes, how many airborne collisions in the air! - and therefore this is by no means the "idiotic version." Alas, this happens for a variety of reasons (both in pairs and not in pairs). Remember at least the collision of aircraft over Lake Constance - the reason, I think, need not be reminded. And how many cases even in aerobatic teams. And with helicopters cases no less.
          1. Angel_and_Demon
            Angel_and_Demon 2 February 2018 13: 42
            +4
            Quote: Volodin
            Remember at least the collision of planes over Lake Constance

            they flew over instruments and under the guidance of a dispatcher, and the speeds were completely different; here they flew according to the rules of visual flight, and, moreover, in pairs, so they could not a priori know about the presence of a second car
            1. Volodin
              Volodin 2 February 2018 13: 48
              0
              Quote: Angel_and_Demon
              so they were not aware of the presence of a second car

              On the road, we also know about the presence of other cars, but, unfortunately, this does not completely save us from an accident ...
              1. Angel_and_Demon
                Angel_and_Demon 2 February 2018 13: 49
                +4
                Quote: Volodin
                On the road, we also know about the presence of other cars, but, unfortunately, this does not completely save us from an accident ...

                limited space, oncoming traffic
                1. Volodin
                  Volodin 2 February 2018 13: 56
                  +1
                  I did not quite understand: you are disputing the possibility of a collision between two helicopters, despite the fact that there were quite a few such collisions in aviation history, and you think that only "completely stoned" pilots could collide? Then I'd rather take my leave.
            2. Piramidon
              Piramidon 2 February 2018 21: 41
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              Quote: Angel_and_Demon
              they flew through instruments and under the guidance of a dispatcher

              Do you know this for sure? And there were no SMUs? Solid clear sky mullion-on-mullion
  3. san4es
    san4es 2 February 2018 16: 30
    +2
    A pair of gazelles on Westland Gazelle HT3, ZB627 / G-CBSK and XZ934 / G-CBSI helicopters from a gazelle squadron during the 2016 RAF Cosford Airshow.
  4. afrikanez
    afrikanez 2 February 2018 16: 44
    0
    Share. there was nothing to call their helicopters in the name of the Russian machine. lol
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 2 February 2018 21: 36
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      Quote: afrikanez
      Share. there was nothing to call their helicopters in the name of the Russian machine. lol

      Only galloping DROPS and the type of "African" (afrikanez) can enjoy disaster and death.
  5. Slovak
    Slovak 2 February 2018 21: 54
    +1
    The French need to switch to Russian gazelles! There were no collisions and breakdowns in the air for sure