Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Holy High: IAF 'Big Boy' Mi-26 Lands At Devastated Mountain Shrine


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With a landing ground completed last month at Kedarnath, a holy town high up in the mountains of North India's Uttarakhand, that had been devastated by flash floods in mid 2013, an IAF Mi-26 landed there for the first time at 9.45am today. The arrival of the chopper establishes an air bridge that will be used to transport up to 150 tons of dismantled machinery and equipment necessary to restore the town that attracts thousands of devotees every year. These photographs are courtesy the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering that was involved in the construction of the landing ground.

7 comments :

Deepankar's EASTMAN said...

We have 1 or 2 Air Worthy Air Frames of MI 26 in our Air Force Inventory.
Even on the Verge of Phasing out these MASSIVE BEAUTIFUL BEAST, MI 26 will leave a Lasting Impression on we all Indians for taking part in the Rebuilding of KEDARNATH Temple.
Kuddos to the BIG BOY of INDIAN AIR FORCE, for they are UNIQUE and their Contribution to Air History in Unparalleled .....

Deepankar's EASTMAN said...

We have 1 or 2 Air Worthy Air Frames of MI 26 in our Air Force Inventory.
Even on the Verge of Phasing out these MASSIVE BEAUTIFUL BEAST, MI 26 will leave a Lasting Impression on we all Indians for taking part in the Rebuilding of KEDARNATH Temple.
Kuddos to the BIG BOY of INDIAN AIR FORCE, for they are UNIQUE and their Contribution to Air History in Unparalleled .....

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to ask, if BSF is really retaliating to paki fire, or is it just they are not capable of retaliating even after govt's green signal. Or Is there a media blackout in pakistan and their actual dead figures are not been publicised

Anonymous said...

When I saw that you were in Bangalore, I was hoping you'd produce some in-depth stories on HAL and/or AeroIndia. Alas, we didn't get much coverage on either.

Anonymous said...

Boeing Vertol Chinook will be asked to do these tasks since Mi-26 was not again purchased. Will it be able to do what the Mi-26 can? Is Mi-26 production line still open?

Anonymous said...

Is the Mi-26 production line still open. Can the Boeing Rotorcraft Chinook replicate the task done by the Mi-26 which this article describes?

Anonymous said...

Advertise on Livefist?? Wow Shiv! Monetizing the blog, eh? Whose paying - Lockheed or Boeing maybe? :P :P