Mi-8 crashed in Krasnoyarsk region, crashed after colliding with another cargo of the helicopter. About it reports “Interfax” citing a source in the operational headquarters on the spot.
“Previously, the helicopter passengers flew behind the helicopter carrying the winch on the metal, and the blades touched the external load of the first helicopter, — said the Agency interlocutor. — The second helicopter was forced in the air to unhook the external load and dump it on the ground to avoid the crash”.
The source added that the flight was carried out without Supervisory support for visual flight rules. That is responsible for the calculation of safe distances and perform all of the maneuvers lies with the pilots.
In place of a hard landing collapsed and burnt-out helicopter already found the flight data recorders. They will be transferred to experts of the Interstate aviation Committee.
The investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the fact of the crash. The priority version of wreck yet. Currently under investigations aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident.
Helicopter Mi-8 of airline UTair crashed on 4 August at 10:20 local time (06:20 MSK) in the Turukhansk district of Krasnoyarsk Krai. On Board were three crew members and 15 passengers, all of them died.