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FSB helicopter crashed in Chechnya


In Chechnya, the Mi-8 helicopter, which belonged to the FSB of the Russian Federation (border troops), crashed. The incident occurred at the airport in Khankala.

“The tragedy occurred at dawn on Saturday on the outskirts of Grozny near the Khankala military airfield. Apparently, the cause of the accident was heavy fog in the area. As a result of the helicopter crash, three people died, another was hospitalized. All of them are crew members”, - quotes RIA "News"Representative of law enforcement agencies of the republic.

Total on board the helicopter were four people. According to Lifenews.Ru, three of them died, and one managed to escape - he jumped out of the falling car. He was hospitalized with injuries of varying severity. It is known that the survivor of the crash was a member of the crew. On the fact of the crash, a criminal case under Art. 351 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Violation of the rules of flights or preparation for them").

This is the second incident with the Mi-8 in recent days. On Thursday in Khabarovsk during takeoff, a helicopter belonging to a military unit overturned. According to the Investigation Committee, Mi-8 did not even have time to rise into the air when it suddenly tilted and touched the surface of the ground with the blades of the rotor. As a result, the helicopter fell and was seriously damaged. On this fact a criminal case.

Mi-8, developed at the beginning of 1960's. at the Mil Design Bureau, is one of the most massive helicopters in stories aviation. Several dozen modifications of this machine are used by civilian airlines and armies in more than 50 countries of the world. The helicopter crew is three people, it is able to take on board, depending on the modification of 25 - 30 passengers.
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  1. Russian
    Russian 18 March 2013 09: 27 New
    Rest in peace!
    Hmm, I wonder what kind of operating life he had, otherwise we like to blame everything on the human factor, or the weather was bad.
    1. Nevsky
      Nevsky 18 March 2013 09: 55 New
      Wow, I remember the beginning of the 2000s and constantly: the cause of the cremation is bad fog, aviation can’t work in the gorge, fog, etc.
  2. domokl
    domokl 18 March 2013 09: 35 New
    Depreciation of technology, and the human factor .. Probably the conclusions of the commission are already ready ... Earth rest in peace for the dead ... Service ...
  3. fenix57
    fenix57 18 March 2013 09: 45 New
    Or maybe more attentively to attendants (after all, this is real)? After all, two times, this development is wrong. Guys sorry ... they did not save.
  4. Mikado
    Mikado 18 March 2013 10: 01 New
    Did the border guards still have their own aviation? As far as I heard all their aviation when reuniting with the committee, was completely transferred to the FSB and now, in order for the border guards to fly somewhere, it is necessary to "order" the board from the committee brothers
    1. zanoza
      zanoza 18 March 2013 12: 54 New
      Quote: Mikado
      But did the border guards have their own aviation?

      There is such information:
      "... In the conditions of new realities, the Security Council under the President of Russia and the heads of the FSB of Russia proposed to the President of Russia to reform the work of border aviation, taking into account the experience in solving similar problems of the coast guard of other developed economic states of the world. After the publication of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 11 In March 2003, the aviation of the FPS and the FSB of Russia became the unified aviation of the FSB of Russia and began to work in the interests of all departments of the Federal Security Service. direct management by the Director of the FSB of Russia through the head of the Aviation Directorate to the commanders of regional aviation centers and air units and operational subordination on the part of the heads of the regional departments of the FSB and the departments of the border service of the FSB of Russia .... "

      Eternal memory to pilots!
  5. valokordin
    valokordin 18 March 2013 10: 17 New
    Let the earth be these brave pilots rest in peace