Snow Dragon ship-borne helicopter has crashed three times to go to Antarctica Arctic (Figure)
profile picture: Snow Dragon on the Z-9 helicopters (Source: People)
4 月 12 日 上午 11 点 20 points, Antarctic scientific research ship “Snow Dragon” shipboard helicopter crashed into the sea. Time of the incident plane total of four people, three people were rescued, 1 missing. After the accident, Hafei Group, dragon professional airline personnel are the first time with the parties concerned should contact, rushed to the incident, closely following the development, with the air to do cause of the accident investigation, technical support, arrangements for dealing with the aftermath work.
It is understood that the incident occurred at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Port polar expedition domestic base terminal. The helicopter took off about 1 minute, more than 50 meters in height when emergency landing. Floating in the sea after the helicopter made a forced landing a few minutes. Captain Yang Hua, the second captain Li Baohui, emergency evacuation and rescue mechanic Tang Lijun, an ad hoc division Yang Yongchang missing. Yang Yongchang dragon’s current Deputy Minister of maintenance, maintenance battalion. Currently, three officers rescued the situation stable, search and rescue personnel is being search for a missing helicopter and crashed into the sea.
crashed helicopter is leased China State Oceanic Administration, Office of Polar Dragon Airlines a straight nine professional helicopter, code-named B7109. The helicopter factory in 1990, Hafei Group is the introduction of the French “Dolphin” patent technology, the first batch of 50 all by the French for the parts, assembled in China for the first 47 machines. Dragon has sent helicopters took part in nine polar expedition, the helicopter has been sent to the South Pole three times, the North Pole. This with the “Snow Dragon” in the 25th Antarctic expedition, the aircraft is mainly responsible for China’s first inland Antarctic research station “Kunlun station” building cargo compartment transport, unloading and transport of personnel and other hanging tasks in the last 173 days during the Antarctic expedition, a total of 153 hours 21 minutes flight, the aircraft in good condition.
helicopter was 2007 this year 10 to March 2008 to participate in the 24th Antarctic expedition, in July 2008 to September to participate in the third Arctic expedition in 2008 to this year’s April 10 participate in the 25th Antarctic expedition, has created the year three to go polar feat, withstood the bad weather and heavy expedition mission a severe test.
It is understood that the type of single-rotor helicopter with dual hair style ducted tail rotor layout, before the three-point retractable landing gear, is the world’s largest-selling class helicopter, the most technologically advanced helicopters . The main applications are passenger transport, offshore platform supply, medical aid, search and rescue, cargo transport, air operations, fire, patrol, etc. Currently in operation in the world, more than 1,100 aircraft, over 187 users in 53 countries.