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Three Mi-17s in a week: incidents with helicopters in military aviation of the world


During landing at Villahermosa airport, a Mi-17 helicopter belonging to the Mexican Navy crashed, as a result of which it lost its tail boom.

The details were announced in a press release from the country's military department, according to which five of the eight people on board were injured, ranging from minor abrasions and lacerations to fractures. The footage shows military personnel lying on and near the airport runway. Apparently, they are not able to move independently and need outside help. The lives of the injured are reported to be out of danger.

The helicopter allegedly crashed into the airport control tower. The incident occurred during the landing after returning from a reconnaissance flight and was caused by heavy rains.

On October 15, information appeared about a collision during takeoff in the front-line area of ​​Nava-i-Barakzai between two Mi-17s of the Afghan National Army. The disaster killed a total of nine people. The cause of the incident was, as officially stated, "technical problems". Apparently, unlike the incident in Mexico, the cars were completely destroyed.

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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 October 2020 12: 35
    Iron in the hands of savages - dangerous toys ... Even such reliable helicopters manage to break.
    1. Safer
      Safer 18 October 2020 13: 34
      The reliability of the Mi-8 (Mi-17) results from a combination of many factors. In the case of Afghanistan, unfortunately, this is not the last such case. There is really no cooperation with the manufacturing plant (thanks to the US lobbyists), the equipment is being repaired by poorly trained technicians.
      The machine is very reliable, but only with proper maintenance.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 18 October 2020 15: 55
        Quote: Safer
        The machine is very reliable, but only with proper maintenance.

        If the car is driven by cross-handed dropouts, then at least serve it, at least don't service it
    2. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 18 October 2020 15: 50
      People were very lucky, the helicopter landed on the landing gear, did not fall, did not spin. Not burned out. After the loss of the rear rotor, inertial rotation begins and it cannot be stopped, this leads to terrible accidents
      1. Letun
        Letun 19 October 2020 13: 09
        Quote: seregatara1969
        After losing the rear rotor, coasting starts and cannot be stopped

        What is the momentum? laughing lol
        Oh, these "experts" with VO good
    3. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 19 October 2020 00: 10
      As always, the human factor)))
  2. RealPilot
    RealPilot 18 October 2020 12: 47
    And mind you, none of the cases described were due to a technical failure.
    Exclusively human factor, violation of piloting technique.
    This once again speaks of the reliability and quality of our machines.

    And people, of course, sorry. Plane crashes are sad events, no matter how you look.
  3. Mytholog
    Mytholog 18 October 2020 12: 48
    Should the takeoff collision be attributed to technical problems? This is something new, but still crazy.
    1. jekasimf
      jekasimf 18 October 2020 13: 59
      What if two helicopters collided during takeoff? Is this a technical problem ??? !!!
      A typical mistake. Either the wind was not taken into account, or another problem ... bel.
  4. Alien From
    Alien From 18 October 2020 13: 05
    Not funny. Aircraft is a serious thing.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 October 2020 13: 15
    The video is generally like an advertisement for our turntable - a car without a boast beam, and the screws are still spinning! The helicopter did not fail, and people did not die! !! And in Afghanistan, there you still need to know the "qualifications" of those who are at the helm.
  6. Humpty
    Humpty 18 October 2020 13: 41
    By chance, it just so happened, I saw a lot of crashed Mi-8, 6 cars. Once an accident. About one more "safe" and 3 serious accidents by hearsay. In a "safe" accident, one engine failed. They managed to land the car. In one case, the case was led to a counterfeit detail. In other cases, the reasons were not in technology. Experienced crews also crashed, got into accidents.
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner 18 October 2020 13: 56
    It’s not the machine’s fault, but the dropout on the cup. If it were chopped off in hovering, then condolences and Chopin's funeral march 100%.
  8. Victorio
    Victorio 18 October 2020 14: 09
    an analogue of the PDS for helicopters would have to be invented
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 18 October 2020 14: 17
    piloting errors ... the helicopters were just out of luck ...
    accidents happen ... then once again confirms the need for constant training of crews ... training ... and a more strict attitude to piloting technique
  10. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 18 October 2020 14: 47
    A helicopter is more difficult to fly than an airplane, especially in extreme cases, for which a helicopter is indispensable. Hence the increase in accidents due to the human factor ...
  11. jovanni
    jovanni 18 October 2020 20: 42
    The incident occurred during the landing after returning from a reconnaissance flight and was caused by heavy rains.

    And the video shows excellent weather and the concrete road is dry! They drive ...
  12. Saxahorse
    Saxahorse 18 October 2020 22: 12
    I thought the pilot would be shot. Pure Mexican! laughing

    All the victims seem to have received from the debris of the blades, did you notice that out of the five blades of the Mi-8 there are only three left, and those that were nibbled ..?

    It looks like a rough plop with an attempt to brake, i.e. handle to the maximum for yourself. So he chopped his tail and hurt everyone who met.
  13. iouris
    iouris 18 October 2020 23: 54
    Helicopters have nothing to do with it. It's all a personal factor.