Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sichuan earthquake, helicopter operations.

A total of 27 Mi-171 family of helicopters (23 from the 2nd LH brigade and 4 from the PLAAF) carried out 132 sorties 36 hours after the quake's occurrence.   According to reporters on site, finding suitable landing zones in this mountainous region is the major bottleneck for the initial slow tempo of operations.    


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