The Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Army, Aviation and Navy (DOSAAF) of Russia has suspended all flights of aircraft of the L-410 type pending an investigation into the causes of the shipwreck in Tatarstan. The crash this morning, October 10, killed 16 people.
“By order of the chairman of DOSAAF of Russia Alexander Kolmakov, all flights of L-410 aircraft have been suspended until the end of the investigation,” it was reported (quoted by Interfax).
DOSAAF writes that previously “there was a technical breakdown.” “The crew took all measures to save the passengers,” but victims could not be avoided, the society explains.
The head of the Menzelinsky municipal district, Aydar Salakhov, denied the information that the overload was the cause of the crash. He claims that the aircraft was manned “in the normal mode.” Recall that there were 22 people on board. At the same time, the L-410, according to data from open sources, can carry up to 19 passengers.
Earlier, TASS, citing a source in the rocket and space industry, said that the Cosmonaut Training Center. Yu. A. Gagarina (CPC) will suspend cooperation with the flying club in Menzelinsk. Before the incident, the CTC was training cosmonauts at the club. The head of the Menzelinsky branch of the club, Ravil Nurmehametov, has not yet heard about the termination of the contract, but admits such an outcome.
The plane carrying 22 people – paratroopers and crew members – crashed this morning, October 10. According to the latest data from the regional Ministry of Health, as a result of the crash, 16 people were killed, another 6 people were removed from the plane alive. The ICR opened a criminal case on violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport, which inadvertently resulted in the death of two or more persons.