by Anatoly Fidarov
The brief description of photos MI-6.
Photo 01 -
Aeroflot's Mi-6A Hook (CCCP-21026) crashed near Russkinskaya petrol explorer's base.Tyumen region, mid of 80's.
The accident was caused by the main gearbox partial destruction in a few minutes after taking off from Russkinskaya. The crew got enough experience and luck to stay safe in the accident.
Photo 02 - 03 - Port side (two shots).
Photo 04 - The tree damaged the fuselage
skin. The technician who had preferred to fall asleep just after taking
off, was thrown on a floor when the copter hit the ground - and so
much shocked, seeing the tree through the crack in the fuselage!
Photo 05 - Another tree punched the Hook's
auxiliary wing. Here we can also see the troubleshooting unit - according
to ground crew's reminiscence, there was a big crack in the gearbox's
upper lid, about an inch-wide. The destruction of satellite cogs caused
the displacement of the bell-cog and the whole rotor axis.
Photo 06 - Ground crew man smoking a
cigarette with CCCP-21026 in the background. Copter's damages were
so serious that no one even thought about her evacuation. Mi-6A was
written off and burned down next summer during the forest fire.
Photo 07 - Undercarriage legs broke the
Photo 08 - 3 days after the accident.
CCCP-21026 from the height of 120 m.
Photo 09 - 7 days after the accident.
Photo 10 - Preparation to main gear's
removal CCCP-21026 was carrying underslung load during the accident.
Here we can see it in the foreground - a food container, squeezed
and then bear-plundered.
Photo 11 - Mi-6A (CCCP-21020). Ground
crew is busy replacing again the main gearbox in the swamp not far
from Noyabrsk (1977). This Mi-6 is shot after forced landing, caused
by tiny metal particles exposed in the oil system.
Photo 12 - Another shot of CCCP-21020