On the Yamal Peninsula, Mi-8 made an emergency landing due to engine failure
Moscow. 27 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Helicopter Mi-8 in the thirty-degree frost emergency landing on the Yamal Peninsula due to engine failure, have informed “Interfax” a source in the emergency services.
“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,” he said.
The Agency reported that the helicopter was flying in polar conditions at low temperatures. Nevertheless, victims and victims managed to be avoided.
“Along the route of flight was established frosty weather, the temperature does not exceed minus 30 degrees Celsius — said the source. — However, during a forced landing nobody has suffered, the crew and passengers were quickly evacuated to avoid frostbite”.
About a month ago on the Yamal Peninsula has been a major accident involving a helicopter of the same type. Helicopter Mi-8 of airline “Skol”, which was carrying 22 people, the evening of 21 October made a hard landing near the village of Urengoy. 19 people were killed and three were injured. According to MACK, the crew of the crashed Mi-8 was unable to perform a scheduled landing to refuel due to adverse weather conditions and had to continue flying in the direction of the airfield Urengoy.