The crashed An-148 operated by an experienced pilot
SARATOV, 11 Feb — RIA Novosti, Eduard demjanets. The commander crashed in the suburbs of the An-148 Valery Gubanov had 5 thousand flight hours, reported RIA Novosti head of the press service of “Saratov airlines” Elena Voronova.
“The aircraft commander Valery Gubanov I., 1966, education Tambov higher military aviation school of pilots. Valery Ivanovich 2800 flying hours on this type (of aircraft), and only 5 thousand flight hours”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to the message of Federal air transport Agency, communication with the crew of the An-148 “Saratov airlines” flight 703 to Moscow-Orsk was gone a few minutes after take-off from Domodedovo. According to preliminary data of the Agency, on Board were 65 passengers and six crew members. MOE confirmed that the plane crashed in the Ramenskoye district of Moscow region near the village Stepanovskoe.
The investigative Committee after the plane crash criminal case under article “violation of the rules of operation of air transport, entailed death of two or more persons.” Considers all possible versions of the incident. The specialists of emergency services, investigators and criminologists. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the crash and instructed the government to establish a special Commission in connection with the tragedy.