A military helicopter performed a training flight in the dark and poorly sat on the side of the ship.
Italian multirole AgustaWestland SH.101 Merlin on Wednesday evening, November 6, was seriously injured in hard landing on a destroyer Caio Duillio.
It is noted that the helicopter was performing a training flight in the dark.
The machine fell on its side during landing, which destroyed the rotor. But the fire managed to be avoided thanks to the work of the crew on deck.
None of the six crew members were not injured. The causes of the accident are being investigated.
AgustaWestland SH.101 is the main helicopter of the Italian Navy. It comes in two variants – anti-submarine and multi-purpose.
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Destroyer Caio Duillio put into operation in 2011. Among the weapons of the ship — artillery of various calibers, torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.