Mi-171 helicopter crashes in Northern Macedonia


During take-off, the Mi-171 helicopter crashed at the international airport of the capital of Northern Macedonia.


The car belongs to the police of the country. The crashed helicopter has tail number MAR-7711.

It is reported by the Macedonian publication "Republic".

The accident occurred at Skopje International Airport at about 11.30 local time (12.30 Moscow time). Its causes have not yet been established.

As a result of the incident, one person was slightly injured. Four more crew members were not injured.

In total, the police of Northern Macedonia operate two Mi-171 helicopters. Last year, both machines underwent a major overhaul in Serbia, at the Moma Stanoilovic aircraft repair plant. The first flight of the Mi-171 with the tail number MAR-7711 after carrying out the necessary work took place on October 22, 2019.

The Attorney General's Office of Northern Macedonia began an investigation into the incident on the day of the crash. If the investigation determines that the crash was due to subjective reasons, a criminal case will be instituted. The prosecutor’s office is studying video recordings from cameras installed at the airport, as well as audio recordings from the helicopter’s pilot cabin. In addition, a preliminary interrogation of the pilot and crew members was carried out.
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  1. Shuttle 5 May 2020 16: 17 New
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    All people are alive - very good.
    The pieces of iron can either be repaired or replaced.
  2. knn54 5 May 2020 16: 27 New
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    One version is a strong wind.
    1. Victor_B 5 May 2020 17: 44 New
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      Quote: knn54
      One version is a strong wind.

      Strong wind may be the reason.
      But the funny thing is that the stronger the wind, the easier it is for the helicopter to hang in place!
      According to the pilot of the helicopter (s), retired colonel, chief inspector (like this?) On TF in the eighties.
      1. Shuttle 5 May 2020 17: 50 New
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        Quote: Victor_B
        Quote: knn54
        One version is a strong wind.

        .
        But the funny thing is that the stronger the wind, the easier it is for the helicopter to hang in place!
        According to the pilot of the helicopter (s), retired colonel, chief inspector (like this?) On TF in the eighties.

        If the wind is constant, then it is possible. But if it’s choppy, and even with a change of direction, then alas, no.
        1. Victor_B 5 May 2020 18: 25 New
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          Quote: Shuttle
          If the wind is constant, then it is possible. But if it’s choppy, and even with a change of direction, then alas, no.

          Watch any videos of how rescue helicopters hang in a fierce storm.
          It would never have occurred to me that at this moment it was easier for him to hang than in calm.
          I emphasize - we are only talking about freezing in place. Nose against the wind.
          For you must always fly at an angle to the wind.
          1. helmi8 5 May 2020 19: 15 New
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            Quote: Victor_B
            But the funny thing is that the stronger the wind, the easier it is for the helicopter to hang in place!
            According to the pilot of the helicopter (s), retired colonel, chief inspector (like that?)

            Apparently, you did not quite correctly understand what you wanted to say.
            Quote: Victor_B
            For you must always fly at an angle to the wind.

            Well, it's all about nothing. There are restrictions on wind speed from different directions (oncoming, passing, lateral from left to right). But to always at an angle to the wind. recourse
            1. Victor_B 5 May 2020 19: 27 New
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              Quote: helmi8
              Well, it's all about nothing. There are restrictions on wind speed from different directions (oncoming, passing, lateral from left to right).

              There are limitations to everything!
              Not even eating kebabs and fried potatoes.
              I am a boot from air defense.
              He cited the opinion of an entire colonel flying on ALL types of modern helicopters.
              So that you argue not with me, but with him.
              Just examples are not in the topic about the wind:
              Landing on the Mi-8 (2 cases) with an idle tail rotor in an airplane.
              Flight on the Mi-6 over the sea with one engine, and on board about 100 people.
              Landing on autorotation at the school basketball court, as well as his relative in a silo pit.
              It turns out that in addition to him, only TWO pilots for the entire TF had the right to transport goods on external sling.
              About flying with nuclear weapons (yes, with real deep nuclear bombs), so that the crews are psychologically ready.
              Flying across half the country with one blade without end of centimeters 40.
              Etc.
              1. not main 5 May 2020 23: 35 New
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                Quote: Victor_B
                Quote: helmi8
                Well, it's all about nothing. There are restrictions on wind speed from different directions (oncoming, passing, lateral from left to right).

                There are limitations to everything!
                Not even eating kebabs and fried potatoes.
                I am a boot from air defense.
                He cited the opinion of an entire colonel flying on ALL types of modern helicopters.
                So that you argue not with me, but with him.
                Just examples are not in the topic about the wind:
                Landing on the Mi-8 (2 cases) with an idle tail rotor in an airplane.
                Flight on the Mi-6 over the sea with one engine, and on board about 100 people.
                Landing on autorotation at the school basketball court, as well as his relative in a silo pit.
                It turns out that in addition to him, only TWO pilots for the entire TF had the right to transport goods on external sling.
                About flying with nuclear weapons (yes, with real deep nuclear bombs), so that the crews are psychologically ready.
                Flying across half the country with one blade without end of centimeters 40.
                Etc.

                Rave! At first I wanted to point by point, but then I realized that this is a complete nonsense!
                1. Victor_B 6 May 2020 02: 47 New
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                  Rave! At first I wanted to point by point, but then I realized that this is a complete nonsense!

                  A detailed story was followed about each of these points.
                  For example, about the flight on Mi-6 from Rudnaya Pristan to Nakhodka (to the Nakhodka area, I don’t remember exact), the engine left the side just in the middle of the path (or closer to the finish line?), Flew along the coast, the coast was uninhabited, there were no cliffs and taiga, full apparatus to the people.
                  The engine is in take-off mode, well, and flew. And they might not have reached. There was no choice.
                  He talked about the school site 3 times, apparently the memory was strong.
                  Mi-8. Engines stood just above the village (either Turiy Rog, or Stone Fisherman), below the housing. The first thought (almost a quote) near the school should be a sports ground, the school in the village from above is always clearly visible - well, I sat down for sure. At the same time he said that in autorotation there is only one attempt to accurately choose the moment when the handle is on yourself (like that) - if earlier, you will crash from above, if later for seconds, you will crash into the ground.
                  About flights without a tail, the story is generally due to a question about speech recorders, about their uselessness (there is nothing to understand except mats).
                  Was on the “pick-up” in Kache (sort of?), He is in the left cup, the co-pilot is also a colonel.
                  The failure of the tail rotor, it turns out straight, at speed, you can fly - the beam does not allow to unwind.
                  Further: “We looked at each other. I calmly ask the RP to interrupt the flight and go by plane. When asked what happened, everything is fine. They flew away. We sat down with mileage.
                  As a result, there were no worries, fire engines, a report to the command and without a showdown. Hush up on the spot.
                  His brother-in-law flew to Khabarovsk with people, the tail rotor got up, he reported, they were waiting for him, reports were passed. Flew away, sat down with a run, no one scratched. Removal from flights during the showdown, finding out who is to blame. They didn’t punish it well, but they wrapped a kilometer of nerves on the paper.
                2. helmi8 7 May 2020 11: 21 New
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                  Quote: non-primary
                  At first I wanted to point by point, but then I realized that this is a complete nonsense!

                  He came to the same conclusion and did not answer ...
                  Quote: Victor_B
                  I am a boot from air defense.

                  That's why you don’t need to retell what someone told you about. And if what you told here is true (I mean the story of your friend), then he is just a storyteller. I put violets in your ears like an air defense, and now you are retelling all this to us here ...
    2. APASUS 5 May 2020 17: 56 New
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      Quote: knn54
      One version is a strong wind.

      Here you can probably add, not the readiness of the crew for this natural phenomenon
      Here is a similar situation, miraculously there was no tragedy
  3. Thrifty 5 May 2020 16: 44 New
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    They will buy another instead of the fallen, if only they would buy from us. ..
  4. Graz 5 May 2020 16: 50 New
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    even I doubt that the Serbs have accreditation for the repair of our helicopters
    1. Piramidon 5 May 2020 18: 35 New
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      Quote: Graz
      even I doubt that the Serbs have accreditation for the repair of our helicopters

      Do you think the Macedonians are such suckers that they repair their helicopters in the first village forge that has come across? laughing
      1. Graz 5 May 2020 20: 59 New
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        Well, judging by their neighbors, the Croats who repaired their planes in Ukraine, hmm
        everything can be
        1. Rzzz 6 May 2020 13: 53 New
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          Quote: Graz
          judging by their neighbors, the Croats who repaired their planes in Ukraine, hmm

          Considering that they never repaired the planes there - maybe there was originally the task of exhibiting for the museum or making a monument there?