MIL-OSI Russia: Central Military District aviation localized a natural fire in the Republic of Mari El

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

The crew of the Mi-8 transport and combat helicopter of the aviation regiment of the Central Military District (CVO) localized a natural fire in the Kilemar region of the Republic of Mari El.

In accordance with the decision of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, and the instructions of the commander of the Central Military District (CVD), Colonel General Alexander Lapin, the MI-8 helicopter equipped with a special spillway device VSU-5 flew from Ulyanovsk to Yoshkar-Ola. The pilots of the Central Military District conducted an aerial reconnaissance, found fires, completed 12 approaches to the fires and dropped about 30 tons of water, localizing and preventing the active spread of a fire in the Karasi Lake area, 53 kilometers from Yoshkar-Ola.

The pilots of the Central Military District conducted aerial reconnaissance, found fires, completed 12 approaches to the fires and dropped about 30 tons of water, localizing and preventing the active spread of fire in the area of ​​Lake Karasi, 53 kilometers from Yoshkar-Ola.

The flight crew participating in extinguishing fires underwent special training to perform special tasks in extinguishing forest fires using a spillway device. To date, the crews of the army aviation of the Central Military District provide assistance in extinguishing wildfires in two regions of Russia: the Republic of Mari El and the Irkutsk region.

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