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Investigators opened a criminal case after the fall of the Robinson helicopter in the Altai. On Board the aircraft were, according to preliminary data, five people
Investigators opened a criminal case on the fact of a Robinson helicopter crash in the Altai Republic. This was reported on the website of the Western-the Siberian Investigatory management on transport of Investigatory Committee of Russia
A criminal case under signs of crime under part 3 of article 263 of the Russian criminal code (violation of safety rules of air transport, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons). Communication with the helicopter at the present time.
According to the inter-regional public organisation of pilots and citizens-owners of the aircraft (AOPA), onboard the helicopter there were 5 persons. Among them were former Deputy Prime Minister of the Altai Republic Anatoly Bannykh.
According to Siberian regional center of EMERCOM, the helicopter attended by about 250 people — rescuers, investigative and law enforcement agencies, regional and city authorities and the local population. A search operation can be complicated by weather conditions. Now getting ready to fly four helicopters of the emergencies Ministry, the Federal air transport Agency and a private airline.
“Interfax” citing a source in law enforcement bodies of the region reported that, according to preliminary data, the helicopter fell in the water area of Teletskoye lake about one kilometre from the shore. According to the source, the depth in the place is about 200 meters.
However, according to an eyewitness referenced in the Siberian regional emergency center, the fall occurred in the area of Cape Cocchi on lake Teletskoye.