Photos, videos presented by Armenia have nothing to do with downed helicopter

Photos, videos presented by Armenia have nothing to do with downed helicopter

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.23


Armenia's military-political regime has created agiotage around their downed military helicopter in order to attract the attention of the international community and to calm the country's people, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on Nov.23.

An Armenian Mi-24 military helicopter flying 1,700 meters northeast of the Kengerli village of Azerbaijan's Aghdam district attacked the Azerbaijani army positions on Nov. 12. The helicopter was shot down by the Azerbaijani side.

The ministry said that trying to justify its actions, Armenian side steadily spreads disinformation and misrepresents facts.

"The information spread by Armenian media on recovering the remains of the crew members and some parts of the helicopter, as well as holding of a special operation by the Armenian side for this purpose is false and unfounded," Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.

The ministry added that this information is aimed at diverting the attention of the Armenian people.

"By committing acts of sabotage and provocations in the military helicopter's destruction zone, the enemy maintains tension and tries to involve some international organizations in this issue," the ministry said.

"The Azerbaijani side hasn't taken any actions to get the helicopter wreckage and the bodies of the crew or any other steps in this direction since the first day," the ministry said.

"These territories are fully under the control of the Azerbaijani armed forces," said the ministry. "We firmly reject imaginary, absurd and unfounded thoughts of the enemy side about carrying out the "special operation" on this territory," said the ministry.

Military experts on aviation flights told Trend that video materials, provided by the Armenian side, are assessed as an carefully edited material.

It is very difficult to imagine in what condition the remains of the pilots were handed over to their families, the experts said.

They said that it is neither technically, nor physically possible to show the remains of bodies to the public after the explosion and the crash of the helicopter.

Thus, it is technically impossible to preserve a body of a member crew of the helicopter with a weight of 11 metric tons, which hit the ground at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour, in the form it is shown in the distributed video, said the experts.

They explained that a human body strongly deforms, when burning, thus the death of a person shown in the video is not possible.

"Maybe, the pathologists, having knowledge in this area, will confirm this," the experts said.

They also said that the uniforms of the Mi-24 combat helicopter crewmembers look suspicious, and raise questions.

"The aviation experts assess the footage of parachute remains ambiguously and do not take them seriously," the experts said.

They also said that from a technical point of view, the decision to jump the helicopter, which burned within 3-4 seconds, and which fell to the ground and crashed completely, is both theoretically and practically impossible.

A highly flammable, nylon parachute shown by Armenians is suspicious, and there's one conclusion to be made of that - both photos and video footage presented by the Armenian side have nothing in common with the helicopter accident, the experts said.

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