Probe into 2019 deadly plane fire at Moscow airport completed
MOSCOW, April 15 (RAPSI) – Investigation into aircraft captain Denis Yevdokimov over the deadly fire on board a passenger aircraft Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport that had killed 41 people was completed, the Investigative Committee’s press service reported Wednesday.
The case has been forwarded to prosecutors for the indictment to be appoved, the statement reads.
Yevdokimov is charged with violation of air traffic safety rules and aircraft steering rules that entailed death of two and more people through negligence.
According to the investigation, on May 5, 2019, the SSJ-100 airplane bound from Moscow to Murmansk burst into flames during the emergency landing at Sheremetyevo under the pilot’s control. There were 78 people on board including crew members, 40 passengers and 1 crew member died in the fire and 10 persons were injured.