Russia prohibits fights of Mi-6 helicopters

Russian aviation officials have prohibited flights of all Mi-6 helicoptersdue to the danger they present, a source in the State civil aviation agencyreported to RBC today.Officials explained that flights of Mi-6 helicopters were prohibited afterexperts had detected bugs, which made it dangerous to pilot thesehelicopters at the altitude of more than 500 meters. The source specifiedthat the ban would be removed after the Mi-6 helicopter was upgraded. Asimilar ban on flights of Il-18 planes is expected to be approved in thenear future.The latest crash of a Mi-6 helicopter took place in the Taymyr autonomousregion of Russia on July 10. The helicopter was carrying 12 scientists, 5crewmembers and 4 aircraft specialists..

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