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Forced landing of An-26 at the airport “Mogilev”

The airport “Mogilev” held national emergency drills to train air specialists in rescuing the crew and passengers of the crashed aircraft. Specialists of six ministries and services took part in the exercises: 100 representatives of the “Belaeronavigatsiya”, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Custom Committee, the State Border Committee, the Ministry of Public Health Care, and the Ministry of Defense. The national emergency drills involved over 30 pieces of equipment including the aircraft An-26, the helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-2.

The event consisted of three stages. At the first stage the specialists trained rescuing at the situation of the forced landing of the aircraft An-26 making an international flight. The second stage meant searching for the aircraft and evacuating the victims from the inaccessible area of the disaster outside the airport territory. The legend of the emergency drills says that the helicopter Mi-2 disappeared from radar screens and the area of its forced landing is unknown. The specialists of 6 ministries and services were to cooperate closely to find out the coordinates of the aircraft, to provide first aid for the crew and passenger. The emergency drills finalized with aircraft fire fighting.

The event showed aircrafts and firefighting equipment that are used to conduct rescue operations.

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