“To establish the true cause of the tragedy” in Zhukovsky will simulate a takeoff of the An-148

Test pilots LII. Gromov in Zhukovsky near Moscow will conduct a test flight, which will fully simulate a takeoff crashed An-148 “Saratov airlines”, reports TASS.


photo: Vladimir Bashkirov

“As part of the investigation, it is planned to conduct a simulation of the takeoff of the An-148 aircraft,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, indicators of flight parameters will be completely different from those that were in crashed aircraft will practice various elements with turning off sensors, motors and other onboard systems.

The date of the test flight is not specified. Source Agency explained that this experience will help to establish the true cause of the tragedy. The experiment pilots who have experienced and have done many flights on An-148 and other aircraft models.

Passenger An-148 “Saratov airlines”, carrying out flight from Moscow to Orsk, disappeared from the radar screen few minutes after departure from Domodedovo. Parts of the aircraft were found near the village Stepanovski Ramensky district, Moscow region. On Board were 71 people, including six crew members. No survivors.

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