Investigators are considering as one of the basic the version about technical malfunction of the helicopter that crashed November 1st in the courtyard of an apartment house in Sochi, reports TASS with reference to the senior investigator-criminalist of Department of criminalistics of southern investigatory management on transport of SK of Russia Sergey Boyko.
“The investigation as to one version of the fall is considered a technical failure of the aircraft. When establishing the causes of the fall of the aircraft is considered, as a rule, pilot error or faulty condition. Based on the results of initial investigations explanation of the witnesses, the data of inspection of the scene, hard checks the version about technical malfunction of the helicopter,” explained senior investigator-criminalist of Department of criminalistics of southern DAY SK of Russia Sergey Boyko.
According to him, the final version, as well as possible culprits of the incident may become known in late November.
The Eurocopter AS350 EN route to Krasnaya Polyana, Imereti lowland, fell on November 1 at the courtyard of an apartment house in Sochi. The disaster on the spot, one person died, five were injured, and later died in hospital another passenger of the helicopter. Survivors said that on the day of flight, celebrated the birthday of one of the passengers.
The crashed helicopter belonged to ZAO “Eltsovka”. A criminal case under article 263 part 1 of the criminal code (“Violation of requirements in the field of transport safety”).