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Friday, December 23, 2011

UTair Suspends Flight Operations of Mil-26 Helicopters


In response to the unfortunate incident of December 20 involving a UTair Mi-26 helicopter, UTair Aviation has suspended all operations with Mi-26 helicopters in Russia and abroad until further notice. UTair is the world's largest operator of Mil Mi-26 helicopters.

The airline intends to carry out an in-depth investigation to the tail beams of all Mi-26 helicopters to assess the possibility of structural defects in the aircraft. Resumption of operations with M-25 helicopters will be determined for each helicopter individually on the basis of these inspections. Full Story


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