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Investigation in Yaroslavl air crash to be complete within 2 weeks

October 21, 2011, 18:12 UTC+3

The MAK did not find any failures in the braking system of the airplane Yak-42, the MAK said in a statement on Friday

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MOSCOW, October 21 (Itar-Tass) —— The investigation in the crash of an airplane Yak-42 with the ice hockey team Lokomotiv onboard outside Yaroslavl on September 7 will be completed within two weeks, the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) said in a statement on Friday.

“The technical committee has all necessary documents, the results of the tests made by the research institutes and centres, flight and technical experts in order to find systemic and direct causes, all relevant factors and the details of this air crash, as well as to develop the scope of measures for flight safety,” the MAK statement said.

The MAK did not find any failures in the braking system of the airplane Yak-42, the MAK said in a statement on Friday.

“The wheel hubs, brakes and other units of the braking system, as well as the technical condition of the aircraft tires underwent a special examination,” the statement said. “The state-run centre of air flight safety did not find any failures in the operation of the foresaid units,” the MAK statement reported.

“The air incidents and disasters of the Yak-42 airplanes for the whole period of their operation were examined with the probability evaluation of the fail-safety feature of the avionics and other units of the airplane. According to the available reports of the technical committee, no air incidents, including the air crash, were caused by the cockpit ergonomics for the flight service of the Yak-42 airplane,” the MAK said in the statement.

Apart from the foresaid works, the MAK technical committee has examined the condition of the engines, the avionics systems and equipment, the crew actions, the identification of the crew voices, and conducted a mathematical modelling of the emergency flight and studied the documentation on the Yak-Service air company, which operated the crashed airplane.

The Yak-42 airplane, which was carrying the ice hockey team Lokomotiv to Belarus for a match with Dynamo Minsk, crashed outside Yaroslavl on September 7. The airplane was carrying 45 people. After the air crash only an operating engineer Alexander Sizov survived. The investigators earlier found the main theories of the air crash: a technical malfunction of the airplane and a piloting error. The investigation into the air crash continues.



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