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IAF’s ‘Bambi Bucket’ op helps to contain forest fire at Nilgiris

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NEW DELHI: The

Indian Air Force

(IAF) deployed

helicopter

AF Mi-17 V5 hepter to undertake multiple Bambi Bucket operations to douse forest fires at the Nilgiris.
Collaborating with the

forest department

and state administration, the

IAF helicopters

have discharged over 16,000 litres of water to control the spread of fire.

The Southern Air Command (SAC) of the IAF received a request for firefighting assistance in the Wellington area of Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu on Friday.

Air force station Sulur, located near Coimbatore, was assigned the task, subsequent to which Mi-17 V5 helicopter equipped with a Bambi Bucket was dispatched from there.
The Bambi Bucket, a specialized apparatus utilized by the Mi-17 V5 helicopter, facilitates the transport of a large volume of water underneath the aircraft, enabling effective dispersal over the affected areas.

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