Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Helicopters aid rescue operation in India

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08th September 2014 - 15:20

by Neelam Mathews in New Delhi 
Helicopters aid rescue operation in India
With more than 1200 villages affected by the worst floods in 50 years in India’s northern region of Jammu and Kashmir, the military is carrying out relief and rescue operations, with the Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17-1V workhorse at the forefront.
Pakistan, across the border, is also facing a familiar situation.
At the time of writing on 8 September, 1737 people and 315.5 tonnes of relief material had been airlifted by the IAF using 45 fixed and rotary wing aircraft flying 186 sorties.  
The state government of Jammu and Kashmir – which has access to a small fleet of King Air 350 turboprops, Bell 407s, and....Read more on Shephard Media (subscription)

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