Sunday, August 20, 2017

France, Great Britain submit resolutions on last year's ATR-72 crash

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee, known as MAK, announced on Monday that it received official resolutions from France and Great Britain regarding last year's deadly crash of an ATR-72 aircraft in Tyumen.

The crash occurred last April during a flight from Tyumen to Surgut operated by UTair. Of the 43 total passengers and crew aboard, 31 were killed, ITAR-TASS reports.

Russian investigators will not release the findings of the French and British governments in relation to the details of the crash but indicated that they are compiling the final, official report.

MAK submitted its conclusions to the French manufacturers of the crashed ATR-72 and its British owners in March.

"After we studied the remarks of foreign specialists, scientific grounds for the crash of the airplane will be submitted to the detectives," MAK Chairman Alexei Morozov said, according to ITAR-TASS.