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The plane crash «Saratov airlines»: the investigation

Sunday, February 11, in the Moscow region crashed passenger plane An-148 of airline «Saratov airlines». On Board were 71 people. In a plane crash no one survived.

— Published the list of victims of wreck of plane An-148: Israelis among them

The transport Ministry said they are considering all versions of the crash – from human error to weather conditions.

The investigation had not yet put forward a priority version of the reasons of wreck of An-148.

Information Agency «Interfax» reports that, according to the preliminary version, the An-148 is not broke to pieces in the air.

Press-service of airline «Saratov airlines» stated that the pilot and copilot of the An-148 had a few hundred flight hours in this type aircraft.

However, the media clarify that if the commander of the aircraft Valery Gubanov had five thousand flying hours, of which more than two thousand of the An-148 and to transition in civil aviation was a military pilot, the second pilot Sergey Ghambaryan had only 812 flight hours.

The crashed An-148 was made in 2010, and in operation, «Saratov airlines» hit in 2016.

«Saratov airlines» reported that the crashed An-148 passed the compulsory procedure of maintenance, which was not discovered technical problems. The company’s representatives also argue that in January a test was conducted of engine, airframe and wing.

Working at the crash site of the operative group found both flight recorders of An-148.

At the crash site formed a large funnel. It is unknown whether the exploded tanks with fuel before the crash or An-148 hit the ground with full tanks.

The investigative Committee of Russia opened in connection with this tragedy criminal case about infringement of safety rules of movement and operation of air transport, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons.

The place of wreck of An-148 examined nine drones.

The three regions shall pay compensation to the families of the victims.

We will remind, plane An-148 of «Saratov airlines» followed by the flight Moscow–Orsk. The plane took off from Domodedovo airport and disappeared from radar two minutes after departure.

The plane crashed in the Ramenskoye district of Moscow region, between the villages of Argunovo and Stepanov.

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The plane crash «Saratov airlines»: the investigation
12.02.2018

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