To search for the fallen in the Altai helicopter started to use deep-water apparatus

In the Altai Republic on the morning of Tuesday, February 14, resumed the search for the Robinson helicopter that crashed in the area of lake Teletskoye. The work was started more than 160 people, reported “Interfax” in the press center of EMERCOM of Russia.

“Today will involve deep-water apparatus Falcon and we have high hopes the device will be able to see even what is on the bottom of the lake at a depth of 300 meters”, — said the Agency.

The device will be submerged, and radio control will be implemented by the operators of the boat “Yaroslavets”. The device can be lowered into the water to a depth of 300 meters, the experience of the search operation, conducted in 2011.

“The search area on the lake is divided into squares, and search will be carried out in each square. While there is no new information, while the search didn’t bring results,” — said the press center.

In addition, will involve three helicopters Mi-8. 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”.

The weather in the area to conduct search operations Sunny and clear, the thermometer fell to 22 degrees below zero.

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

The bodies of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 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”).