Britain apologized for the test aircraft “Aeroflot”
KRASNOYARSK, 13 APR — RIA Novosti. The British centre for safety explained why at the end of March was held the examination on Board the aircraft “Aeroflot” in London, and apologized, said the head of Ministry of transport Maxim Sokolov.
In late March, the transport Ministry told RIA Novosti that the coordination centre for aviation security of Russia will send the request to London about the reasons for the inspection of the Board of “Aeroflot” of 30 March 2018.
“Provided (reasons — ed.). And even apologized. It was the center of aviation safety under the auspices of ICAO, which operates in Britain,” — said Sokolov on the sidelines of the Krasnoyarsk economic forum.
Earlier the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Ben Wallace explained that the inspection of the Russian aircraft at Heathrow airport was conducted in the framework of standard procedures for protection from organized crime.
British police and customs March 30, carried out a search of the aircraft “Aeroflot”, who was preparing to fly from London to Moscow. According to the captain of the aircraft, they have not explained the reasons for the inspection and was not an act, but demanded that the crew left the plane, although this is prohibited by the rules. As a result of negotiations, the captain was in the cabin, but to fully control the inspection could not.
The Russian Embassy in London has sent to the foreign office a note of explanation.