The head of the region, Rustam Minnikhanov, said that before the crash, the pilots reported a malfunction in one of the engines. “At 70 m, the pilots reported that one left engine had failed and requested an emergency landing,” he said. His words leads TASS.
The crew tried to take the plane away from the settlements, but the height did not allow it. When landing, he touched the wing of a standing Gazel car, after which he rolled over, Minnikhanov added.
The overload version is also considered. “There were more passengers on board than envisaged by the operational requirements,” a TASS source said. According to him, there is also a version of the crew’s mistake.
The plane crash killed 16 people out of 22 on board. It was reported that 20 passengers were paratroopers, and two more were crew members. At the same time, it is known that the light multipurpose twin-engine aircraft L-410 can take on board, according to the documentation, only 19 passengers.
October 11 is declared a day of mourning in the republic. List of dead and injured in the plane crash published Telegram channel Mash.
The RF IC opened a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport, resulting in the death of two or more persons by negligence). “Currently, pre-flight documentation is being seized, eyewitnesses of the tragedy are being questioned, other investigative actions are being taken to establish all the circumstances of the incident,” informs website of the department.
A total of 150 parachute versions of the Czechoslovak L-410 aircraft were produced, told source Znak.com. They were manufactured until 1990 and had the status of a military product. The plane that crashed in Tatarstan has been in operation since 1987. All 150 units of this aircraft had a resource of no more than 3 thousand hours, which corresponds to approximately 2-3 years of operation. “This resource was not extended by the manufacturer, since not a single vessel returned to the enterprise for revision and determination of an additional resource,” the interlocutor added.