A Mi-26TC in firefighter role in action over Athens
|Manufacturer||Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant|
|Maiden flight||14 December 1977|
|Primary users||Russian Air Force|
|Produced||1981 to present|
|Developed from||Mil Mi-6|
The Mil Mi-26 (Russian Миль Ми-26, NATO reporting name "Halo") is a Russian/Soviet heavy transport helicopter in service in civilian and military roles. History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing building testing selling and maintaining Aircraft, Aircraft parts Mil Helicopters (Миль is the short name of the Soviet Russian Helicopter producer Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (Московский вертолетный завод The maiden flight of an Aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground of its own accord Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays This is a list of Aviation -related events from 1983: Events January January 1 - Eastern Air Lines ' first revenue The Russian Air Force ( Russian: Военно-воздушные cилы России transliteration: Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii) is the air force OJSC "AeroflotRussian Airlines" (ОАО «АэрофлотРоссийские авиалинии» () or Aeroflot (Аэрофлот as the airline is commonly Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Mil Helicopters (Миль is the short name of the Soviet Russian Helicopter producer Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (Московский вертолетный завод Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages NATO reporting names are unclassified Code names for military equipment of the Eastern Bloc ( Soviet Union and other nations of the Warsaw pact Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Transport or transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. It is the heaviest and most powerful helicopter ever to have gone into production.
The Mi-26 was designed for military and civil use and intended to be able to lift more than any previous helicopter. The first Mi-26 flew on December 14, 1977 and the first entered service in the Soviet military in 1983. Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar)
The Mi-26 was the first helicopter to operate with an eight-blade rotor. A helicopter rotor is the rotating part of a Helicopter which generates an aerodynamic Force. It is capable of single-engine flight in the event of loss of power by one engine (depending on aircraft mission weight) because of an engine load sharing system.
While it is only slightly heavier than the Mil Mi-6, it can lift more: 20 tons (tonnes) (44,000 lb). WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
On August 19, 2002, Chechen separatists hit an Mi-26 with a surface to air missile, causing it to crash in a minefield. On August 19, 2002, a Russian made Igla shoulder-fired Surface-to-air missile hit an overloaded Mil Mi-26 Helicopter Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Chechen Republic (ˈʧɛʧɨn rɪˈpʌblɨk Чече́нская Респу́блика Chechenskaya Respublika; Нохчийн Республика Noxçiyn Respublika A surface to air missile ( SAM) or ground-to-air missile ( GTAM) is a Missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy Aircraft A land mine is an Explosive device designed to be placed on or in the ground to explode when triggered by an operator or the Proximity of a vehicle person A total of 127 Russians were killed in the crash. An investigation determined that the helicopter was grossly overloaded—the helicopter was only meant to carry about 80 troops, while this one was carrying around 150. A 1997 order prohibited the overloading of such flights, but in this case it was apparently not heeded.
In response to this crash, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered an inquiry into the military's negligence. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (; born 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, USSR; now Saint Petersburg, Russia was the second President of Russia The commander in charge of the helicopter, Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Kudyakov, was convicted of negligence and violating flight regulations. Lieutenant Colonel ( Lieutenant-Colonel in English from the French grade 's spelling is a rank of Commissioned officer in the armies The Chechen who shot down the helicopter was sentenced to life in prison in April 2004. 
As the result of the massive magnitude 8.0 earthquakes that ravaged regions of Sichuan on 12 May 2008, many rivers became blocked by giant landslides, which resulted in the formation of "quake lakes"; massive amounts of water pooling up at a very high rate behind the landslide-formed dams which will eventually crumble under the weight of the ever increasing water mass,endangering the lives of potentially millions of people if the water is to build up, and then break downstream. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake ( or " Great Sichuan Earthquake " which measured at 8 A landslide dam, debris dam, barrier lake or quake lake if it is caused by Earthquake, is a natural Damming of a River by The most precarious of these quake-lakes is the one located in the extremely diffcult terrain at Tangjiashan mountain, accessible only by foot or air, in which at least one Mi-26 heavy lift helicopter belonging to a branch of China's civil aviation service is used to bring heavy earthmoving tractors to the affected location. China Flying Dragon Special Aviation (中国飞龙专业航空公司 is an Airline based in Harbin, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China This in conjunction with PLAAF Mi-17 helicopters bringing in engineering corps, explosive specialists, and other personnel to join 1,200 soldiers who've already arrived on site by foot. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Five tons of fuel to operate the machinery have also been airlifted onto location, where a sluice will be constructed to allow the bleeding off of the bottlenecked water. A sluice is a water channel that is controlled at its head by a gate