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It did not take off: video of the accident of the new Italian helicopter Leonardo AW169 was posted

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A video of the crash of a brand new Leonardo AW169 (UH-169A) helicopter purchased by Italy for the needs of the Financial Guard has been posted on the Internet.


The incident took place on March 27 at Bolzano airport. As can be understood from the footage posted, the crew of the rotorcraft was taxiing along the take-off field, gradually gaining engine speed. At this moment, apparently, there was a skew of the propellers, and the technique that did not take off lost its stability and collapsed to the ground, throwing technical fragments on the airport territory.

At the same time, two technicians were present on the take-off field. While one of them hastened to retreat, the second took up a fire extinguisher, waiting for the car to ignite. However, as you can understand, there were no serious consequences. The damage to the crew was allegedly limited to bruises.

This is already another incident observed in the world aviation over the past week. In three cases from a whole list of incidents, disasters occurred, resulting in human casualties. We are talking about the death of three crew members of the Russian Tu-22M3 bomber as a result of an abnormal operation of the catapult. In Mexico, a light-engine Cessna 401 plane crashed, catching on power lines; six people were killed. Two F-5E fighters of the Taiwanese Air Force collided in the sky, both pilots were killed.

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  1. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 29 March 2021 01: 50
    -7
    The pilot wanted figure skating. but got into a helicopter



    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 29 March 2021 02: 32
      -1
      Any technique has failures, especially when running in.
      1. Errr
        Errr 29 March 2021 05: 24
        +2
        Why run in there? This helicopter has been produced since 2015.
        For the first time, a helicopter of the AgustaWestland AW169 model took off in 2010, however, for a number of technical reasons, its design underwent additional refinement, due to which, this aircraft was sent to serial production only in 2015 year.
        Read more on: https://avia.pro/blog/vertolyot-agustawestland-aw169-tehnicheskie-harakteristiki-foto
    2. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 29 March 2021 03: 42
      +5
      Quote: Vol4ara
      The pilot wanted figure skating. but got into a helicopter
      I would like to be called a skater in skating, not a pilot. An obvious malfunction, has the pilot to do with it?
  2. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 29 March 2021 03: 48
    +5
    Well, at least no one died, it's already good.
    And they will find new iron.
  3. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 29 March 2021 04: 00
    0
    Of course, it was risky for the second technician to run in the sector of shelling with debris of the blades, here you have to dive for any cover.
    The commission will sort out what happened, the helicopter is still damp, not brought to working condition.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 March 2021 05: 01
    +1
    Better this way, on takeoff, when the speed is not gained, and the car is not armed, there are more chances to survive! And if the turntable began to fall apart in flight. ...
  5. svp67
    svp67 29 March 2021 05: 21
    +2
    Skewed, skewed, but it looks like the engine went into spinning ...
    1. Errr
      Errr 29 March 2021 05: 38
      +1
      And to clean up the gas or slow down the propeller is not destiny? smile
      1. svp67
        svp67 29 March 2021 05: 54
        0
        Quote: Herrr
        And to clean up the gas or slow down the propeller is not destiny?

        Apparently NO ...
  6. Popandos
    Popandos 29 March 2021 08: 43
    0
    A question to the experts, the reason for this skew (well noticeable for about 30 seconds of the video)?
    It turns out that the main gearbox was ripped off the foundation?
  7. Dmitriy444
    Dmitriy444 29 March 2021 08: 52
    +3
    "I was taxiing along the take-off field, gradually gaining engine speed. At that moment, apparently, the propellers were skewed, and the technique that did not take off lost its stability and fell to the ground," - do not write like this anymore, cause tears from the eyes of helicopter pilots laughter.
  8. donavi49
    donavi49 29 March 2021 09: 21
    0
    The helicopter is not entirely new, although it belongs to the latest generation of machines from Leonardo, more than 100 of them have already been delivered. This particular newcomer.


    By the way, Egypt has ordered a large batch of a light version of this platform (junior model).
  9. oppozite28
    oppozite28 29 March 2021 11: 17
    0
    The Italian financial guard will fly far away, probably the original name of the helicopter was La gioconda, but they decided to covertly name the helicopter Leonardo. Oh, this Italian technique. If not on, then on fellow