Mi-8 helicopter was about to crash in Chita region because of the actions of Chinese ice-fishermen.
According to ITAR-TASS, Mi-8 helicopter was flying over the state border in the Amur river area. In a remote area the pilots saw three Chinese fishing near the Russian bank of the river.
The helicopter started descending to register the fact of crossing the state border line. Suddenly one of the fishermen threw at the helicopter the stick for measurement the river depth. This “spear” brought down of the Mi-8 navigating antennas. The helicopter crew had to have emergency landing at one the frontier post areas.
Russian border guards reported the incident and impertinent conduct of Chinese authorities. In turn, Chinese frontier post command promised to find the people committing this unlawful actions which could result in the helicopter crash.