L’helicopter Of Putin crashed on the ground during a landing a Fly. And the The Mil Mi-8, which struck the ground with its blades and tail as it landed Friday at Vnukovo International Airport, located about 16 miles southwest of the center of the Russian capital. The incident was reported by the Russian state news agency Interfax. Aviation publication Aerotime Hub reported that the helicopter belonged to the “Rossiya” special flight detachment, which operates aircraft used to transport Russian government officials. It is unclear who was aboard the helicopter and if anyone was injured in the crash.
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Destroyed Putin’s helicopter, what happened
“During landing, the helicopter caught the propeller on the ground and damaged the tail section,” an airport technician told Interfax news agency. Russian Telegram channel Mash posted an image of what it said were the aftermath of the crash with the word “Rossiya” displayed on the helicopter’s livery and the tail rotor blades appearing cut off. “According to our information, this is a Mi-8MTV-1, manufactured in 2013 and built for 22 passengers,” Mash’s post said. Aerotime reports that there are several victims.
Citing data from Adsbexchange.com, Aerotime Hub reported that only three “Rossiya” AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters performed flights around the airport between Friday morning and afternoon, meaning that the Mi-8MTV-1 likely flew with the its transponder off.
Aerotime reported that “Rossiya” operates 15 Mil Mi-6MTV helicopters that have special defense suites and other modifications to protect its VIP passengers. Helicopters often fly Putin around Russia, supplementing his fleet of Il-96 long-range airliners and other jets.
Because he crashed to the ground
Interfax said the hard landing could have been caused by bad weather or equipment failure. Ukrainian news outlet Ukrainska Pravda reported that it was pilot error.