April 26, 1986. Two explosions burst out at the 4th energy block of the Chernobil Atomic Power Station. It was a catastrophe. Scientists proposed to seal the atomic reactor with a protective sand layer. But there was no other way to approach the crashed facility than by air. Such task could be carried out only by helicopters.
One after another machines flew toward the energy block to drop sand over the target. Helicopters had to hover right over the epicenter.
Temperature was reaching 200 degrees Celsius. Radiation thousand times exceeded all possible norms.
Under such dramatic circumstances helicopters and pilots showed their best.
Bonus material: Мi-6, Kа-22 Vintokryl, Мi-10, Kа-25, Мi-8, V-12, Мi-26, Мi-2, Kа-26, Kа-27, Мi-14PL, Мi-17, Мi-24А, Kа-29, Мi-34, Kа-226, Мi-28N Night Hunter, Kа-50 Black Shark, Kа-52 Alligator, Kа-60 Kаsatka, Mi-38, Аnsat.
Directors: Andrey Kulyasov, Konstantin Polyakov
Running time: 52 min.
Languages: Russian, English
PAL, All regions
© Wings of Russia Studio, 2008
Catalogue number: KRD-53