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World’s largest copter Mi-26 engaged in firefighting efforts at concert hall near Moscow

The aircraft scoop water from the Moskva River

MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. A Mi-26 helicopter has been engaged to put out the fire that engulfed the Crocus City Hall music venue near Moscow, a TASS correspondent reported.

A Mi-26 helicopter of the Moscow Aviation Center, painted in the firefighting brigade’s colors, has been dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire. In addition, Ka-32 and Mi-8 helicopters are operating there. The aircraft scoop water from the Moskva River, which flows near the concert hall, with their buckets and then drop it onto the blaze.