NIZHNY NOVGOROD, April 6 (Itar-Tass) —— The Volga transport investigation department of the Russian Investigation Committee launched an investigation into the crash of a helicopter Bell-407 in Tatarstan. The pilot died in the helicopter crash.
“The investigation is being carried out under the article of the Criminal Code for violation of the safety rules of operation of aircraft,” spokesman for the Volga transport investigation department Dmitry Zakharov said.
The team of detectives and criminal experts is working at the helicopter crash site.
The detectives found that the helicopter Bell-407 with the onboard number 01899 took off at 10:10 Moscow time on Friday from the Bugulma airport to the airport in Kazan. The radio contact was lost with the helicopter at 11:35 Moscow time at Novosheshminsk and the emergency radio beacon set off. Later the debris of the helicopter was found near Blagodatnoye in the Nizhnekamsk region in Tatarstan.