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Mi-17 helicopter forced landing on Turkish beach caught on video


The Mi-17 helicopter, which is part of the Azerbaijani Air Force, made an emergency landing on May 21. A rotorcraft flying as part of a military exercise landed on a beach in the coastal region of the Turkish city of Giresun.

The incident was caught on an amateur video. As reported by Azeridefence, there were six servicemen on board, none of them was injured, repair work is currently underway:

According to preliminary information, the helicopter made an emergency landing due to a technical malfunction of the engine.

A day earlier, a Spanish army rotorcraft Eurocopter Tiger made an emergency landing after colliding with a power line. She was taking part in the military exercise Adriatic Strike 2021 in Slovenia when the incident happened. The helicopter landed in a meadow near the Reichenburg castle in Brestovice. No harm done. In some cities, the electricity was cut for a short time.

There was a collision with a power line, despite strong vibration, the pilot successfully made an emergency landing. Both the pilot and the co-pilot were not injured, but material damage was caused

- explained the Slovenian military.

The crew was most likely rescued by "scissors" - the helicopter is equipped with special equipment, which, in the event of a collision, cuts the dangerous wire, but the fuselage can be seriously damaged

- noted in the Fighter Jets World edition.

Photos used:
ePosavje TV

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  1. Cananecat
    Cananecat 21 May 2021 20: 07
    As taught, and sat down ... well done pilot.
    1. Anachoret
      Anachoret 21 May 2021 20: 09
      well, the technique itself is reliable and proven over the years of service)
      1. xorek
        xorek 22 May 2021 07: 17
        Quote: Anchorite
        well, the technique itself is reliable and proven over the years of service)

        That's for sure !!!! Simplicity, reliability and controllability in emergency situations ..
        It's always been a Russian thing.

        Very risky .. The pilot will have to scrub the floors in the guardhouse. good
    2. Real Pilot
      Real Pilot 21 May 2021 20: 24
      The Mi-17 (export version of the Mi-8) is a twin-engine vehicle.

      And he sat down without even autorotting.
      In the CR (emergency mode - the power of the CR for TV3-117V is 2200 hp) the remaining engine after failure - and landing. Not more than 5 minutes usually in this mode, but enough ... If more (which is possible) - then the engine overhaul.

      If he flew along the sea at the moment of failure, then everything is relatively safe and predictable. There are many places on the beaches in Turkey. But if it's far from the coast, then you would have to get nervous ...
      1. Cananecat
        Cananecat 21 May 2021 20: 32
        As far as I understood, he sat down on the plane.
  2. knn54
    knn54 21 May 2021 20: 14
    - landed on the beach in the coastal region of the Turkish city of Giresun.
    At least the stress will be relieved.
    1. mitroha
      mitroha 21 May 2021 20: 26
      Conversation between two pilots:
      -Look, buddy, what girls are in bikinis ..
      - Put it straight on the beach, let's say a technical malfunction.
      Hey girls, we come to you laughing
    2. Ruslan Sulima
      Ruslan Sulima 21 May 2021 20: 41
      At least the stress will be relieved.
      [Quote] [/ quote]
      Oh, these wives already)
  3. A009
    A009 21 May 2021 21: 07
    If the vision does not fail, then one blade is missing (in the direction of the operator). What can we say about reliability even in such conditions. The vibration was probably eerie.
    1. Saxahorse
      Saxahorse 21 May 2021 21: 28
      Quote: A009
      If vision does not fail, then one blade is missing (in the direction of the operator)

      Leads. The Mi-17 helicopter has 5 blades, and all of them are visible.
      1. A009
        A009 21 May 2021 21: 46
        Not a specialist. So I was wrong
    2. Yujanin
      Yujanin 21 May 2021 23: 11
      All blades are in place. After field repairs, the helicopter continued its flight.
  4. Puppeteer 111
    Puppeteer 111 21 May 2021 21: 27
    Hey connoisseurs. Nobody was confused by the word "incoming"?)))
  5. Albay
    Albay 21 May 2021 22: 07
    The commentator on the video speaks of a malfunction of the motor. Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense generally stated that it was minor malfunction.
  6. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 21 May 2021 22: 25
    The main thing is that everyone is alive and the car is safe.
    Something went awry. winked
    Over the past week, it seems like five incidents with aircraft, in which three pilots were killed (2 Belarusians and 1 Indian).
  7. not main
    not main 21 May 2021 22: 57
    Yes, "regular" landing "on the site"!
  8. Yujanin
    Yujanin 21 May 2021 23: 55
    Interestingly, combat helicopters in service with the Russian Air Force are also equipped with President-S airborne defense systems?
  9. Synoid
    Synoid 22 May 2021 05: 53
    The pilots are good fellows, in both cases they were not taken aback and landed faulty cars.
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  11. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 22 May 2021 16: 18
    You will bring me to a heart attack.
    I really thought our ... crying
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