MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On October 20, at the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Kamchatka Territory, a parachute-free landing exercise was held in hard-to-reach terrain using an MI-8 helicopter of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
Landing while hovering a helicopter is one of the most difficult tasks. In such a situation, coordination of actions of the aircraft crew and rescuers is required. Versatile skills are especially needed in areas where search and rescue teams can be deployed quickly by aircraft.
Rescuers performed more than 100 descents from a height of 20 to 45 meters, including with special equipment and gear. The detachment landed on the banks of the Levaya Avachi River in the Elizovsky municipal district.
“Among the experienced paratrooper rescuers there were also several newcomers for whom such a training was held for the first time. Everyone coped with the assigned tasks with dignity and skill, showing themselves to be real professionals, ”said Viktor Fedorov, parachute training instructor, first-class rescuer.
During the exercise, the skills of landing on a limited site and into a forest area were worked out. Traditionally, such events contribute to the improvement of the professional training of rescuers, as well as the improvement of rescue technologies in hard-to-reach areas.
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