Mi-26 helicopter makes hard landing in Northern Russia, six injured - UPDATED

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25 April 2020

A Mi-26 helicopter with 8 people on board made a hard landing in the Tazovsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, a representative of the emergency services of the region said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to preliminary data, six people were injured as a result of the Mi-26’s hard landing in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Ural Investigation Department for Transport said.

A source in local emergency services said earlier that one of the crew members who suffered severe injuries due to fractures was injured.

The failure of equipment in adverse weather conditions and a piloting error have been considered as the causes of the accident.

 

 

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A Mi-26 helicopter with 8 people on board made a hard landing in the Tazovsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, leaving one person injured, a representative of the emergency services of the region said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“At 8.20 a.m. on 24 April 2020, in the Central Command and Control Department of the Central Administrative District of the Tazovsky District EDDS, a message was received that an MI-26 with 8 people on board (5 passengers and 3 crew members), made a hard landing on the helipad of the Russkoye field, as a result of which 1 person was injured," a source said.

The failure of equipment in adverse weather conditions and piloting error have been considered as the causes of the accident.

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