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Росавиация: Пилот упавшего в Сочи вертолета мог осуществлять коммерческую деятельность The preliminary circumstances of the aviation accident with a helicopter AS-350 indicate that the commander of the helicopter could carry out commercial activities to provide guided flight, that is, to provide a paid service. For General aviation implementation of commercial flights directly prohibited by the current air legislation and is a flagrant violation, the press service of the Federal air transport Agency.

November 1, 2016 in Sochi there was an accident with a helicopter AS-350 General aviation registration marking plate RA-07275 owned by CJSC Aviation enterprise “Eltsovka”. On Board the helicopter were 6 people.

In 14.06 (GMT) 01 received a message about the helicopter crash in the street of cimlyanskaya. The helicopter fell on an outbuilding, along the way, damaging power lines and two cars on the ground. As a result of incident one person was lost, four got wounds of average weight and one is in serious condition. All victims are delivered in city hospital № 4.

Helicopter AS-350, RA-07275, manufactured by Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopters), France, in 2012, had to 18.09.2017 a valid certificate of airworthiness. The technical investigation of circumstances and causes of an aircraft accident will be conducted by the MAK Commission with participation of specialists of Federal air transport Agency. Also the Rosaviation will check CJSC Aviation enterprise “Eltsovka”.

“Preliminary aviation accident circumstances indicate that the commander of the helicopter could carry out commercial activities to provide guided flight, that is, to provide a paid service. For General aviation implementation of commercial flights directly prohibited by the current air legislation and is a flagrant violation. The Federal air transport Agency has repeatedly pointed to the inadmissibility of flights on a commercial basis on the aircraft of General aviation, and came out with an initiative to significantly increase administrative fines for violators of aviation regulations”, – stated in the message Department.

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