The MOE has temporarily suspended the search for the fallen in the Altai helicopter

The MOE has temporarily suspended the search for the fallen in the Altai helicopter

Rescuers have suspended the search for the wreck of the helicopter Robinson, which fell on February 12 in the waters of lake Teletskoye in the Altai Republic. About it reported in a press-service of head Department of EMERCOM of Russia in the region.

As stated in the Department, the search was stopped due to nightfall because “they have no meaning in the dark”. MOE said that while divers had not dived into the lake, as “very cold”, and formed the difficult weather conditions. Rescuers said that at the moment, the search yielded no results.

In the MOE said that the search will be resumed on Tuesday morning, February 14. At the moment specialists are working on the development of a plan for search operations, arrived given a special “from the whole of Siberia”.

Monday, February 13, “Interfax” with reference to the head of the Turochaksky region of the Altai Republic said they found the body of one of the passengers, Robinson, namely Elena Rakitskaya. In addition, the Agency “RIA Novosti”, citing a source in law enforcement bodies of region has told that has found the wreckage of the helicopter.

Helicopter Robinson crashed over the Teletskoye lake on Sunday, February 12. On Board were five people. Among them were former Deputy Prime Minister of the Altai Republic Anatoly Bannykh and the chief pilot of the airline”, Altavia” Dmitry Rakitskaya with his wife.

In fact the incident a criminal case was initiated 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).