MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
According to the Roshydrometeorological Center, avalanche danger remains in 9 municipal districts of the Sakhalin Oblast.
A Mi-8 helicopter EMERCOM of Russia with an avalanche anti-avalanche installation Russian Railways with rescuers on board carried out preventive measures in the most dangerous areas in the Nevelsky region. Forced descents are carried out to prevent spontaneous avalanches, which threaten to carry snow masses onto the road.
During the flight down the slope, 20 directed “shots” were fired. The total area of the melted snow was more than 50 cubic meters.
The mobile avalanche anti-avalanche unit is a metal cone fixed to the helicopter with a conventional cable. The principle of operation of the installation consists in remote initiation of the detonation of an oxygen-hydrogen mixture located in a metal cone from the helicopter cockpit using a wireless device.
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