The helicopter is shooting at the viewers watching the exercise.
During the Russian-Belarus exercise “Zapad 2017” helicopter “KA-52” ( “Alligator”) made several shots into the side of viewers, then it partially destroyed a storage room on Pushkin airfield.
The “RBC” learned about it already from two sources.
On September 16 — the third day of military exercises — there was in the Leningrad Oblast not one but two emergency situations involving a helicopter “Ka-52”. After the flight, during which the “Ka-52” fired a volley toward the audience, it made another involuntary shot, two sources said.
The second incident occurred after the helicopter landed on the runway, a source close to the Russian Ministry of Defense reported. Due to the shot, a building wall was partially destroyed, but no one was hurt, the source said.
A former military pilot Boris Barsukov said that the accident with a shot at a warehouse is likely to have been caused by the technician.