MOSCOW, September 8 (Itar-Tass) —— The tail part of an airplane Yak-42, which crashed outside Yaroslavl will be lifted soon. The tail part may contain the flight recorders, a source in the Investigative Committee (SK) told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“According to the reports available to the detectives the flight recorders may be kept in the tail part of the crashed airliner, which is under water now. This part of the airplane will be lifted soon,” the source said.
The fuel samples were taken, the pieces of the crashed airplane are being recovered, the source said. The necessary documentation is also being confiscated.
Meanwhile, the detectives are interrogating the personnel of the Tunoshna airport, the staffers, who have made the works prior to the flight, and the eyewitnesses.
The Yak-42 airplane crashed at 4.05 p.m. Moscow time on Wednesday outside Yaroslavl. The airliner was carrying the ice hockey team Locomotive, which was en route to Belarus for a match with Dynamo Minsk scheduled for Thursday.
According to the latest reports, the airplane was carrying 45 people, a flight engineer Alexander Sizov and a striker Alexander Galimov survived, but in a severe condition. A criminal case was opened under Article 263 of the RF Criminal Code for violation of the flight safety rules.