MOSCOW, April 20 (RAPSI) – A court in the Moscow Region’s town of Khimki will consider a case against aircraft captain Denis Yevdokimov over the deadly fire on board a passenger aircraft Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) at Sheremetyevo airport that had killed over 40 people, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports Monday.
Indictment against the defendant has been approved, 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.