Crashed in the Altai helicopter Robinson R-66 will start to look tomorrow, February 13. Searches will begin in the morning with the dawn, as only by this time the rescuers are able to reach the alleged crash site, the press service of the Siberian regional center of EMERCOM of Russia.
What is the helicopter “Robinson”?
RIA Novosti, citing a source in law enforcement bodies of the region says that on Board the helicopter were the Deputy Director of Europe’s largest multifunctional complex heliport “Heliport Moscow” Maria Kozintsev and chief pilot of the airline”, Altavia”, which owned the aircraft, Dmitry Rakitskiy with his wife. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, in the helicopter were five people. In addition to these individuals, is a former Vice-Premier of the government of the Altai Republic Anatoly Bannykh, which became known earlier, and another passenger. Earlier media reported that on Board were the wife and two kids to Bath, but the Agency denied this information.
The location of the alleged helicopter crash in the area of Cape Cocchi on lake Teletskoye in the Altai headed the rescue team of 60 people. It is reported that now over the pond rose a strong wind storm. Also on the search for the helicopter left the specialists of the Altai search and rescue team of EMERCOM of Russia group of 31 people on all-terrain vehicles.
According to the head of administration of the Turochaksky district, Vladyslav Riabchenko, the helicopter crash site was found, the Cape is Kocsi. However, according to RIA Novosti, in regional GU Ministry of emergency situations this information is not confirmed, as rescuers are still in doubt, fell whether the helicopter into the lake, as reported by eyewitnesses, or in the forest.
Earlier it was reported that the flight was unauthorized, so as to fly over the reserve in the dark is impossible, but the helicopter took away the employee’s reserve sick with pneumonia.