Xinjiang Military Area Command sent two helicopters rescue people trapped by avalanche
data for: the Xinjiang Military Region fitted out in the Mi-17 helicopters flying in the valley. Li Yuanhong photo
newspaper Xinhua, 25 February Yili special correspondent Zhang Xiang, Pei Cai correspondent reports: At noon today, the request should Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region People’s Government of Xinjiang Military Region urgently dispatched two helicopters to the Ili Nilka Pine Lake iron ore and coal mining region, due to avalanche rescue 146 miners trapped and Hejing kunas Township 276 herders.
because the mine is located in the mountains over 3100 meters above sea level valleys, the terrain is extremely complex, combined with the valley more than 2 meters thick snow, the helicopter hovering in the air unable to land after a few laps. Since it was late, considering flight safety, the helicopter returned to mine 18 km away from the point of load transfer of a number of diesel fuel, flour and satellite communications equipment, mining airspace to fly again for the two trapped miners, mine dropped a much-needed life material, after 20:20 to return Ili airport.
People’s Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to Iraqi forces emergency Director introduced, if the weather tomorrow meet flight standards, two helicopters will be dropping again for the two mining group living materials, and then transferred to the northern part of Xinjiang Tianshan Hejing Bayinbuluke region kunas Township rescue 276 trapped in an avalanche herdsmen, the ground will be full speed rescue to ensure that people trapped in lives and property.