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 Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

 

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 07.03.15: New Trig Avionics, Cargo Biz Grows, iOS GPS Fix

Also: 'No Drone Zone', Aviation v Media, Women's Air Race Classic, Houston Spaceport, Navy's New A/C Launch System, GA Fly Safe, FAA InFO Trig Avionics tells us they are unveiling >[...]

Airborne 07.03.15: New Trig Avionics, Cargo Biz Grows, iOS GPS Fix

Also: 'No Drone Zone', Aviation v Media, Women's Air Race Classic, Houston Spaceport, Navy's New A/C Launch System, GA Fly Safe, FAA InFO Trig Avionics tells us they are unveiling >[...]

Airborne 07.02.15: Bell 525 Flies!, Archer DX Delivers, Boss 182 Upgrade

Also: Wingfoot@AirVenture, Airbus On Pilot Training, XPrize, EFD1000H PFD For Bell, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Lee Bottom Flying Field, Air Canada/Unifor, National Air Cargo Fined Ju>[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.04.15)

"When presented with a passenger carrying a large sum of money through the screening checkpoint, the TSA officer will frequently engage in dialog with the passenger to determine wh>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC