EKATERINBURG, December 22./TASS/. The investigators plan with additional expertise to identify the perpetrators of the crash of helicopter Mi-8 on Yamal, which in October 2016 19 people were killed, said Deputy head of the Ural Investigatory management on transport of SK of Russia the Colonel of justice a novel Kashin.

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“Because of the interstate aviation Committee (IAC) conducted their investigation, they provided results. On the basis of these materials we made the flight and technical expertise to establish the persons whose actions resulted in the collapse of the vessel. I think that in the beginning of 2018, we will be able to speak about his involvement in the downfall of those or other persons”, – he said.

According to him, the investigation is in final stage. “It (the investigation – approx. TASS) is almost complete . When the case gets to trial are not yet known, since first we need to obtain the results of the performance examination. Conclusion, most likely, we will get to the end of the year,” said Kashin.

As previously reported, according to MACK, the reason of wreck of helicopter Mi-8T RA-22869 airline “Skol” 21 October 2016 was the pilot’s error, most likely, an accident has contributed to shortcomings in the interaction of crew members, the adoption of unreasonable decisions on the flight with available information on meteorological conditions in the area of the pick-up point, designed to refuel the helicopter fuel, not suitable for night flights. One of the factors could be also deficiencies in training of the crew actions in emergency and disaster situations, taking into account the specifics of implementation of future tasks.

ABOUT THE INCIDENT

Helicopter Mi-8 of airline “Skol” carrying employees of the contractor along the route of the Suzunskoye field at Novy Urengoy, on the evening of 21 October 2016, made a hard landing 80 km North-West of the settlement of Urengoy, Purovsky district of Yamalo – Nenets Autonomous district. On Board were 22 people, 19 of them, including three crew members, died. Upon crash criminal case under article of the criminal code “Violation of safety rules of movement and operation of air transport, entailed on imprudence death of two and more persons”.