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Mi-2 had crashed, hitting the anomalous zone?

July 14 2005
14:09

Continues to determine the causes crash of the Mi-2, which fragments were found in Lake Baikal. "We consider, in particular, the likelihood of pilot error and technical malfunction of an air car" - said the prosecutor's office area.

As we already wrote, the tragedy took place yesterday near the settlement Kocherikova. Mi-2, belonging to the territorial council GROWTH, flew on the eve of a cape Rytny exploration of forest fires. According to eyewitnesses, he fell into the lake at 50 m from shore. In addition to pilot Ivan Yakovets on board was the head of the Baikal Branch of the airbase protection of forests Vladimir Frolov. Rescuers found their bodies.

Investigative team of the Baikal-Angara transport prosecutor's office opened a criminal case under article "violation of traffic safety rules and operating rail, air or water transport," the Criminal Code. In a special commission to investigate the causes of helicopter crash included representatives of the territorial council GROWTH, ITAR-TASS reported.

At the end of June in the area, there was another accident with transport GROWTH, which led to the death of a man. Then, on the banks of the Bratsk reservoir due to pilot error the plane crashed, "Snipe". Recall that the Cape Rytny considered anomalous zone. Local legend categorically forbid women to be present in its territory.

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