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The USA will help Georgia by military helicopters

The USA will help Georgia by military helicopters

The USA will occupy "leading role" in an implementatsiya of NATO approved by the summit in Wales on September 4-5 a package of "the strengthened cooperation" with Georgia, the Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakly Alasany at a joint briefing in Tbilisi with the head of the Pentagon Chuck Heygel who has arrived to the country with 2-day official visit declared on Sunday.

Details of the help will be defined soon after expert consultations. But already precisely it is known that Continue reading

Talibs fired at the airport of Kabul and burned Karzais helicopter

Talibs fired at the airport of Kabul and burned Karzais helicopter

Members of movement "Taliban" let out two rockets towards the airport in Kabul and got to the helicopter of the president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Associated Press reports.

The helicopter of the Russian production at the moment of attack was on a runway.

The commander of military unit of the airport of Abdoul Vakhab Vardak told that the helicopter of production burned down. He did not specify, whether there was in it Karzai at the moment of incident.

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In the USA the crew of the helicopter which has broken in Texas

In the USA the crew of the helicopter which has broken in Texas

Pilots made planned training flight

Four persons became victims of crash of the military helicopter in the American state of Texas. Representatives of armed forces of the USA reported about it.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter broke around 17.49 on Monday local time (02.49 Tuesdays Moscow time) on military base of Fort-Hud. All victims – crew members.

At the moment of failure pilots carried out planned training flight.

Now the consequence finds out the crash reasons. Rescuers work at a Continue reading

Upon crash of Mi-8 action

is brought Upon crash of Mi-8 action

Upon crash in Murmansk region of the Mi-8 helicopter with officials criminal case under article "violation of the rules of traffic safety of air transport" is brought. The helicopter fell to the lake, two passengers managed to survive. Onboard only 18 people, from them 5 people – crew. Officials, allegedly, flied on fishing. 16 people are reported missing. To the place of state of emergency in the remote district there arrived rescuers and divers, criminalists of central Continue reading

In England there was a mysterious accident of the helicopter

In England there was a mysterious accident of the helicopter

The Black Hawk helicopter of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) broke on January 8, 2014 in Cley-next-the-Sea, England. Four military personnel of the USA was lost as a result of crash.

The American military confirm officially a crash of helicopter and death of people in Great Britain, but thus all details of an event were coded.

Officially it is not declared that served as a cause of death of the military personnel. It is thus noted that the helicopter, at first sight did not undergo serious destruction, Continue reading

In Iraq the helicopter with refugees

broke In Iraq the helicopter with refugees

The Mi-17 helicopter which was taking out refugees, broke in Iraq. The pilot, among victims – the deputy of the Iraq parliament was lost, reports Associated Press referring to military.

The helicopter delivered humanitarian assistance to the Kurds-ezidam who have taken cover on the mountain Sindzhar from Islamists, and on the way back took aboard to 25 refugees. Because of an overload during take-off as military declared, Mi-17 ran uphill.

Passengers and the survived crew members managed Continue reading

Canada: laymans work at helicopters of ambulance

Canada: laymans work at helicopters of ambulance

The death of crew of air ambulance of Ornge lies on conscience of the company.

Against the Canadian company Ornge providing services of air ambulance, 17 charges in connection with helicopter crash in northern Ontario are put forward a year ago. Failure led to death of four employees. According to messages of some local mass media, charges were shown at the beginning of this week according to standards of the Canadian Labour code.

Soon after midnight on May 31, 2013 the Sikorsky S-76A helicopter Continue reading

India terminated the contract with Italy

India terminated the contract with Italy

India officially terminated the contract with the Italian company AgustaWestland on delivery of 12 multi-purpose AW101 helicopters in a complete set the VIP. About it reports Jane’s referring to the statement of the Minister of Defence of the country of Manokhar of Parrikar.

From the contract in cost of 750 million euros, signed in 2010, India refused in January, 2014 against corruption scandal. According to the version of the investigation, for the sake of obtaining the contract Italians bribed Continue reading

Reuters: the helicopter of mission of EU broke at the airport of Pristina

Reuters: the helicopter of mission of EU broke at the airport of Pristina

The helicopter of mission of EU broke at city airport Pristina in the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo. As Reuters reported, as a result of incident there are victims. Information on victims while are not present.

"The helicopter of mission of the European Union in the field of rule of law in Kosovo (EULEX) broke at the airport of Pristina. There are victims, we specify details", – the representative of NATO declared to agency.

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Sikorsky tested the auxiliary Raider power plant

Sikorsky tested the auxiliary Raider power plant

The American company Sikorsky carried out tests of the auxiliary power plant of the perspective high-speed S-97 Raider helicopter scout, reports Flightglobal. It is a question of start of the installation mounted on a flight prototype of the helicopter; before check of all onboard systems of the device were carried out only when using an external source of power supply.

Details about the most auxiliary power plant while are unknown. It is reported only that it represents a small internal combustion Continue reading