Helicopter Mi-8 in the thirty-degree frost emergency landing on the Yamal Peninsula due to engine failure, reports “Interfax”. Victims and victims managed to be avoided.
The helicopter was flying in polar conditions at low temperatures. “After departure from the site of a Polar commander reported the failure of the left engine. In an emergency situation, the crew decided on an emergency landing on the nearest platform,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, “along the route of flight was established frosty weather, the temperature
the air does not exceed minus 30 degrees Celsius.”
In October, on the Yamal Peninsula has been a major accident involving a helicopter of the same type, due to the difficult weather conditions. Mi-8 of airline “Skol” on Board
which was carrying 22 people, the evening of 21 October made a hard
landing at the village of Urengoy. 19 people were killed and three were injured. The investigation revealed that the crew could not perform a scheduled landing to refuel due to adverse weather conditions and had to continue flying in the direction of the airfield Urengoy.