The Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Army, Aviation and Navy of Russia (DOSAAF) temporarily suspended flights of aircraft of the L-410 type due to a plane with paratroopers that crashed in Tatarstan. It is reported by TASS…
It is assumed that flights will be resumed after an investigation and the cause of the incident. The order was given by the chairman of the society, Colonel-General Alexander Kolmakov. DOSAAF also noted that technical breakdown is now being considered as a possible cause of the plane’s crash.
In conclusion, representatives of the society expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Earlier, the head of DOSAAF stated that the crew members were professionals. “There were experienced pilots, specifically what kind of personalities they were, now the technical commission is having sex,” Kolmakov explained.
On Sunday morning, October 10, an L-410 light aircraft disappeared from radar and crashed six kilometers from Menzelinsk in Tatarstan. At the moment when the aircraft stopped communicating, it was known about 22 passengers, including two crew members and 20 paratroopers. Previously, 16 people were killed.
The Investigative Committee of Russia reported that a criminal case had already been opened. Tatarstan declared Monday, October 11, a day of mourning.