Rostec denies the Be-200 aircraft engine failure when firefighting in Greece. The amphibious aircraft continues its energetic fire-extinguishing in the country. When performing the firefighting mission in Greece, the aircraft happened to have the engine sensor on.
To assess the issue, the aircraft landed in a regular mode, with both engines running and no functions deteriorated. A brief review of the aircraft systems and units confirmed the engine’s full functionality, upon which the aircraft resumed its mission. In the nearest future, the aircraft will have its regular maintenance stipulated by the firefighting contract.
During the work on extinguishing fires in Greece, the Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft flew more than 100 hours. The crew, now working in the "fire brigade" mode, flew 36 missions to eliminate the most difficult natural fires in 7 regions of the country, including the islands of Crete and Rhodes.