Bell 407 aids in Chinese earthquake recovery

Belll 407A Bell 407 helicopter, operated by State Grid General Aviation (SGGA), is being used to help with the recovery from an earthquake which struck the city of Ya’an in the Sichuan Province of China on 20 April.

The earthquake, which measured 6.6 magnitude, killed 192 people and caused more than 11,000 injuries and damage to over 10,000 homes and buildings.

The Bell 407 is performing power line inspections, making sure that the power grid remains fully operational during the Sichuan relief operations.

“We are proud to be a part of the disaster relief efforts SGGA is performing for the citizens in Sichuan Province,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. “SGGA operates the largest fleet of Bell helicopters in China, and we are honoured they choose Bell products to carry out their missions.”

Terry Spruce

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