Search Scaled Back For Lost Aid Helicopter | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.22.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **

Mon, Jan 23, 2006

Search Scaled Back For Lost Aid Helicopter

Flying For Red Cross In Earthquake Relief Efforts

NATO forces have scaled back their search for a Mi-8 helicopter that went down Sunday as it was returning from a relief flight into earthquake-stricken Pakistan. Seven Turkish crewmembers were onboard the Russian-made helo, which had been chartered by the Red Cross.

The helicopter (file photo of type, above) was last seen on Friday, according to Agence France-Presse, and no one knows what caused the copter to disappear.

A coalition of NATO forces and US forces operating in Afghanistan assisted in the search, but to no avail.

"Where possible we are going to follow the same flight path [as the helicopter] and keep an eye out for it," said NATO spokesman Andy Elmes. However, "the focused search that we carried out for two days -- we are not able to keep that up anymore... We have to get on with our operations."

Afghan defense ministry officials state the Mi-8 was last seen on its radar screens at 12:13 local time Friday flying over Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan, after it departed from the Pakistani city of Peshawar. It was reportedly heading to refuel in the Afghan capital of Kabul, before returning to is base in Turkmenistan.

"We have been searching for this chopper for 48 hours but there's no sign of it," Afghan deputy transport minister Raz Mohammed Alami told the Associated Press.

"If it had gone down on our side of the border, we would have found it," he added.

FMI: www.icrc.org/eng

Advertisement

More News

Airborne at NBAA-10.22.14: Legacy 500, Universal InSight, BendixKing AeroWave

Also: GE Honda, Sagem's Active SideStick, Syberjet Update, Techno Aerospace Knows How to Party The FAA handed over certification papers for Embraer's Legacy 500 executive jet durin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.24.14)

Homebuilt Homepage: Clubs And Newsletters This page lists Homebuilt related Clubs and Newsletters.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.24.14): Phase Separation – Aviation Fuel

Phase separation is when a combined liquid separates into two different liquids and may occur when autogas is used for aviation fuel.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.24.14)

“I’m excited and humbled by the trust that the ALPA Board of Directors has placed in me with this election.” Source: ALPA President-Elect Tim Canoll.>[...]

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC