Today a military helicopter Mi-17 from Ethiopia crashed in South Sudan, having caught a helicopter from the Russian Federation with debris and nearly killed Russian aircraft.
Sources from the UN peacekeeping force reported the details of the disaster.
It is known that the helicopter flew in the interests of the UN peacekeeping contingent in the disputed region of Abyei, including carrying soldiers. Because of the high vertical speed, he hit the ground, swept by inertia and collided with metal containers on the landing pad.
Flying debris of the LNB (blades of the main rotor – approx. “Russian Spring” ) caught the Russian helicopter standing nearby and cut the beam. Just three minutes before, a Russian aircraft technician got out of the beam “for a smoke break”.
On board were 23 people: 10 people (passengers) were injured, 3 (crew) – were killed. After the fall, the engine continued its work for almost 50 minutes!
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