A possible cause of the helicopter crash in the Altai called the contact in charge of the snow

Among the reasons for the fall in the Republic of Altai of helicopter Robinson discusses the entering of the aircraft in a snow charge. On Tuesday, February 14, reported “Interfax” a source in the service of transport supervision of the region.

“Pre-reviewed version of loss of pilot control of the aircraft due to various factors, among which the most probably hit the helicopter in charge of the snow,” said the source. According to him, complaints about the technical condition of the helicopter before departure was not: Robinson was released in 2013 and had all the necessary certificates.

Earlier on Tuesday it became known that in the Republic resumed the search for the helicopter that crashed in the area of lake Teletskoye. The work was started more than 160 people, also in operations involving deep-water apparatus Falcon. The device can be lowered into the water to a depth of 300 meters.

Also the search in the waters of the lake will be conducted using the hovercraft, Argo, and other boats. The planned survey of the coastline of the Altai biosphere reserve in the cordon “Kocsi”. In addition, will involve three helicopters Mi-8.

February 13, RIA Novosti reported that investigators consider three versions of the helicopter crash is a technical malfunction, bad weather or pilot error.

About the helicopter crash in Turochaksky district, said an eyewitness on Sunday evening, February 12. On Board the aircraft were five people: the pilot Dmitry Rakitskaya, Elena Rakitskaya, former Vice-Premier of the Altai Republic Anatoly Bannykh, Maria Kozintsev and Gleb Voevodin.

Criminal case as regards 3 articles 263 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Infringement of safety rules of movement and operation of air transport, entailed on imprudence death of two and more persons”).