The airline told about the state of the fallen in Norway Mi-8
The Mi-8AMT helicopter that crashed into the sea near the town of Barentsburg on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, was new and was constantly used for flying. About it told RBC Manager of planning and dispatching service of airline “Konvers Avia”.
“Helicopter new, good, tested. Flew constantly. Always check the rules and it took place”, — said the interlocutor of RBC. The Manager noted that while the circumstances of the incident are not fully known. “Collect information,” he said.
In “Konvers Avia” said TASS that the crashed helicopter was in good technical condition and regularly tested. The company noted that he “wasn’t old”, but what year was the helicopter, the spokesman said.
Deputy General Director of the company “Konvers Avia” Dmitry Zhelyazkov told that the commander of crew of helicopter Mi-8 was one of the most experienced pilots in the airline, reports “RIA Novosti”. “Arctic hosts some of the most experienced pilots, have special training,” he said.