Summary of 07 November 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 07.11.2017

The Russian Emergency Ministry’s managing bodies and forces of constant readiness are put on high alert from 9 AM, 3 November 2017 to 9 AM 7 November 2017 to ensures readiness of the forces and facilities to respond to possible emergency situations during the weekend and holidays.

Emergency situations over the last 24 hours

Helicopter crash in Tatarstan

A crash of Bell 407 helicopter, not followed by a fire, following the route from Kazan to the settlement of Smyshlyayevka (Samara Region) occurred 2.5 kilometers to the southwest of the Krasny Pakhar Gardening Society in Verkniy Uslon District at 07:09 AM, 6 November 2017. There is one injured. Nobody was killed on the ground, nothing was destroyed.

54 people and 16 units of equipment, including 26 people and 6 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry, responded to the accident.

Plane crash in Amur Region

An Antonov An-2 plane, owned by Daltransaero company, following the route from the settlement of Ekimchan to the settlement of Udskoye (Khabarovsk Territory) crashed on take off and caught fire (fire on 8 square meters of area was taken out) at the airfield of Ekimchan at 03:05 AM, 6 November 2017. There are injured. Nobody was killed on the ground, nothing was destroyed. Investigative operations are underway.

43 people and 8 units of equipment, including 16 people and 1 unit of equipment were dealing with the accident.

Emergency situations under control

Helicopter crash in Norway

A Russian Mil Mi-8 helicopter on the way from the settlement of Pyramiden to Barentsburg (Norway) was lost from radars at 4:35 PM on 26 October 2017, 2 km off the shore in the Greenland Sea and 10 km north of Barentsburg, Spitsbergen (Norway). There were 8 Russian citizens aboard the helicopter.

On 28 October, a Russian Emergency Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane delivered to Spitsbergen a task force of the Emergency Ministry, rescue divers of the Tsentrospas team and Leader Center with special equipment and gears, including underwater robots and sonars for deep-water operations.

SAR operations are being carried out in conjunction with Norwegian colleagues in shifts round the clock involving 2 helicopters and 4 coast guard ships of Norway and remote-control mini submarines.

Using robots, the joint team of the Russian Emergency Ministry found helicopter’s hull and fragments of its propeller at a depth of 209 m in the Greenland Sea, 2 km northwest of the Cape Heer (Spitsbergen).

Families of the crew and passengers are getting psychological assistance, a telephone hotline was set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Aid.

The Maersk Forza, a 250-ton-capacity floating crane, retrieved the helicopter from the sea on 4 November 2017. The hull is currently stored on the ship, there were no bodies inside the helicopter.

Over the past 24 hours:

Robotics units examined 60,000 square meters of sea bottom, the area is being examined from the crash site outwards in a spiral manner;

The telephone hotline received 2 calls.

On 7 November 2017, the rescuers plan to continue the SAR operation around the crash site underwater.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 336 fires, including 254 fires in residential blocks. 7people have been affected, 52 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Protection of settlements and businesses against wildfires

59 aircraft, including 57 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, 2 of them was deployed to put out and monitor fires and to redeploy the personnel (878 flights, 3,952 discharges, 33 million 886 thousand liters of water dropped on wildfires; 1,737 flights to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel and 6,524 people were transported). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,707 settlements.

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight wildfires in Maritime Territory. It made 2 flights, 10 discharges dropping 50 thousand liters of water (prevented a fire from spreading to the settlement of Kavalerovo)

More than 910 people and 270 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires.

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 1 accident on waterways.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 36 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 236 times to respond totraffic accidents.

333 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 190 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 4 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 4 occasions.

Additional information

Air-gas mixture explosion in Kurgan Region

An explosion of air-gas mixture explosion, not followed by a fire, happened in a two-storey apartment building without gas supply due to depressurization of a gas tank at Shkolnaya Street, the settlement of Novy Prosvet, Ketovo District at 10:45 AM, 6 November 2017. Load-carrying structures were not damaged in an explosion, one room-divider was damaged and windows of one apartment were shattered. There is one injured.

27 people and 10 units of equipment, including 8 people and 2 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry were dealing with the situation.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours, there was a disruption in heat supply in the town of Rzhev, Tver Region. All disruptions were timely fixed, normal functioning of the society was not disrupted.

Humanitarian assistance to Cuba

Following the order of the Russian Government of 21 September 2017, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations is delivering relief supplies (construction materials, power lines, power cables, power generators, food) by sea from the port of Novorossiysk to Cuba.