Russian Il-76 firefighting aircraft operates first flight in Armenia’s Khosrov Forest state reserve

On August 15, early in the morning, Armenia’s minister of emergency situations Davit Tonoyan together with Russian rescuers conducted a reconnaissance flight with a helicopter to determine the places for dropping water on the fires in the Khosrov Forest state reserve, the ministry told Armenpress.

As of 08:50, the Russian IL-76 aircraft was carrying out the first flight.

2 flights and 2 drops are planned in advance.

On August 14, as of 17:00, 63 rescuers, 124 servicemen of the defense ministry, 19 environmentalists were involved in firefighting works in the Khosrov Forest state reserve.

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