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In Nicaragua, the Mi-17 helicopter crashed with the leadership of the army, including the head of the Air Force General Staff

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In Nicaragua, the Mi-17 helicopter crashed with the leadership of the army, including the head of the Air Force General Staff

Colonel Manuel Lopez, chief of the General Staff of the Air Forces of Nicaragua, and eight others, including from the leadership of the country's army, were killed in a plane crash that occurred near the western shore of Lake Managua, Reuters reports.


A Russian-made military helicopter Mi-17, flying near the city of Cuatro Palos, for unknown reasons crashed to the ground. According to preliminary data, the aircraft caught fire in the air and exploded, reports RIA "News".

It was established that Mi-17 was returning to a military base in the city of La Paz Centro. It fell 57 kilometers west of the capital, Managua. According to ITAR-TASS, shortly before the crash, the helicopter pilot managed to transmit information to the dispatchers about the occurrence of an abnormal situation on board. The causes of the crash are established.

According to the authorities, among those killed, in addition to the head of the General Staff of the Air Force, were the head of the counter-intelligence service of the Air Force, Colonel Chester Vargas, the head of the country's air defense service, Aldo Herrera, and other high-ranking officials. According to the press, the dead soldiers stood at the origins of the creation of the armed forces of Nicaragua after the victory of the revolution in 1979.
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  1. cartridge
    cartridge 21 June 2013 11: 36 New
    +8
    the dead military stood at the origins of the Nicaraguan armed forces after the victory of the revolution in 1979.


    The reason for the death of a group of high-ranking like-minded people is probably related to the opposition of their opponents!
    Especially if, according to preliminary data, the aircraft caught fire in the air and exploded
    1. Komodo
      Komodo 21 June 2013 11: 48 New
      +3
      Amer between us drive a wedge. Probably these generals were negotiating with us about the supply of our weapons. So they finished on our own helicopter. recourse I guess.
      1. TRAFFIC
        TRAFFIC 21 June 2013 12: 27 New
        -2
        But in the world in general, at least something can happen on its own, without the participation of the Americans? Propaganda makes people paranoid. wassat
        1. Lech from ZATULINKI
          Lech from ZATULINKI 21 June 2013 14: 32 New
          +3
          Of course it can’t, but everyone knows that the ZONE OF NATIONAL SECURITY BY THE US STATE DEPARTMENT IS ANNOUNCED THE WHOLE EARTH'S BALL - we can clearly see that the Yankees stick their nose everywhere.
          1. strannik595
            strannik595 21 June 2013 16: 13 New
            -1
            such an advertisement is not gut .... maybe it was noted on board, but the cigar was thrown at the wrong address?
      2. VAF
        VAF 21 June 2013 18: 36 New
        +1
        Quote: Komodo
        Amer between us drive a wedge


        belay

        According to the statement of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia, on June 16, 2013, an agreement was signed in Paris on the supply of US helicopters in the interests of the armed forces of Afghanistan.

        According to the Interfax agency, we are talking about the supply of 30 Mi-17V-5 helicopters worth more than $ 500 million.

        To date, Russian Helicopters OJSC has already implemented a contract with the US Army in 2011 for the supply of Afghanistan 21 Mi-17V-5 helicopters manufactured by Kazan Helicopter Plant OJSC in the amount of $ 367 million.
        In addition, in 2012, the Americans exercised an option to the 2011 contract, ordering for Afghanistan another 12 Mi-17V-5 helicopters in the amount of $ 171,4 million.

    2. Old fox
      Old fox 21 June 2013 16: 52 New
      +1
      it’s dangerous to stand at the origins of the creation of the armed forces
    3. Edward72
      Edward72 21 June 2013 19: 03 New
      +1
      Something reminded me of this, as the psheks near Smolensk curled up.
    4. APASUS
      APASUS 21 June 2013 19: 28 New
      +2
      Quote: cartridge
      The reason for the death of a group of high-ranking like-minded people is probably related to the opposition of their opponents!

      The reason for the death in the passengers of this helicopter, and how it was shot down this is not important .....
    5. old man54
      old man54 22 June 2013 19: 42 New
      0
      Quote: cartridge
      the dead military stood at the origins of the Nicaraguan armed forces after the victory of the revolution in 1979.


      The reason for the death of a group of high-ranking like-minded people is probably related to the opposition of their opponents!
      Especially if, according to preliminary data, the aircraft caught fire in the air and exploded

      Yes, the diversion of these 3,14 doras, and so it is clear. Apparently they decided to gradually get back to Nicoragua, scum! But this time, not directly, into a thing, but by a cunning one, like ours, in Russia, and like in North Africa.
  2. pa_nik
    pa_nik 21 June 2013 11: 39 New
    +1
    Strange .. considering that "High reliability, unpretentiousness, safety and ease of maintenance are the main qualities of helicopters manufactured by KVZ, which have already produced more than 10000 copies. The reliability of the Mi-17 helicopters is confirmed by the accumulated 50 million flight hours."

    Anyway .. really sorry.
    1. Doctor
      Doctor 21 June 2013 14: 55 New
      +1
      "High reliability, unpretentiousness, safety and ease of maintenance are the main qualities of helicopters manufactured by KVZ OJSC, which have already produced more than 10000 ..." - this is true, the same has been proved by foreign experts. In such situations, the HUMAN FACTOR can never be ruled out!
  3. Vtel
    Vtel 21 June 2013 11: 40 New
    0
    A Russian-made military helicopter Mi-17, flying near the city of Cuatro Palos, for unknown reasons crashed to the ground. According to preliminary data, the aircraft caught fire in the air and exploded, reports RIA Novosti.

    All the same, the reasons are known - arson. So who set fire, there is someone in mind, oh yes, the United States of the Robbers.
    1. djon77
      djon77 21 June 2013 17: 23 New
      +2
      there they found Obama's brother with burnt matches hiding outside under the tail boom. did someone set fire to the Polish delegation too? why is this technique with ordinary people allowed to fall? and has no right with celestials?
  4. lars
    lars 21 June 2013 12: 03 New
    +2
    ...Chief General Staff of the Air Force Nicaragua Colonel ...
    I’m not very well versed in the structure of the Armed Forces of Nicaragua, but is it not really - the General Staff in the Air Force? Does the ground forces also have a General Staff? The event itself is tragic, but ...
  5. Tarpon
    Tarpon 21 June 2013 12: 30 New
    +1
    Condolences to the families of the victims.
    I hope the cause of the disaster will be established in the near future and I believe that not the helicopter is the cause.
  6. Check
    Check 21 June 2013 12: 51 New
    +5
    sabotage is not otherwise.
  7. Andrey Skokovsky
    Andrey Skokovsky 21 June 2013 17: 12 New
    +2
    the helicopter has nothing to do with it
    Nicaragua has recently been actively pushing the project of the Nicaraguan Canal parallel to the Panama Canal and the price of the issue is only 20 billions
    gathered with China which has both interest and a bunch of green candy wrappers
    it is unlikely that gentlemen from the states who believe that their whole world and America, especially, liked these gestures
    with one blow they knocked out a number of siloviks-revolutionaries + posed the question to the elite of the country a rib - do you need it?
    I doubt that there are all the chaves, and the country's possibilities are less
    just a piece of real politics

    http://rus.ruvr.ru/2013_06_14/V-Nikaragua-budet-postroen-mezhokeanskij-kanal-908

    3/
    Nicaragua's plans were ...
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 24 June 2013 07: 14 New
      0
      And this will cause the refusal to build a canal? What nonsense are you writing. Regardless of who will be in power in Nicaragua, the Chinese will build a new channel and the United States needs this channel no less than the Chinese ...
  8. Strashila
    Strashila 21 June 2013 18: 04 New
    +1
    Such cars, and with such passengers, just do not fall. They could not buy ... they killed.
    1. Algor73
      Algor73 21 June 2013 19: 24 New
      0
      Yeah, and the Tu-154 near Smolensk, following your logic. One of the three - or the technology failed, or the human factor, or sabotage. But the most plausible is something with technology. Or maybe the human factor, such as reliable technology, will endure everything. But there is a limit to everything.
  9. kirieeleyson
    kirieeleyson 22 June 2013 01: 58 New
    0
    Quote: TRAFIC
    without the participation of Americans

    Maybe, but this case is analyzed as an attempt to reach the supercritical angle of attack by the North American states. I will be happy if there is a Great American Strait and all these 370 million let them burn in hell.
  10. Stalinets
    Stalinets 22 June 2013 02: 02 New
    0
    Very successfully crashed! Like a plane with the president of Poland. stop
  11. Nayhas
    Nayhas 24 June 2013 07: 19 New
    0
    Such reliable Russian technology ... Well, when the Mi-8/17 crashes in Russia, the human factor is always to blame, and here the supposedly extraordinary situation on board ...