“According to preliminary data of the investigation, in the forest belt of the settlement ZIL-Gorodok, urban district of Lytkarino, a Robinson R-44 helicopter crashed during a training flight. As a result of the accident, three people on board died,” the message says.
On the fact of the helicopter crash, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 263 (violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
In the Ministry of Emergency Situations noted in Telegram that the crashed helicopter was not on fire.
By data Telegram channel Mash, the helicopter belongs to the Kondor-M flying club based at the Myachkovo airfield. The device fell into the forest.
“The pilot of the helicopter that fell in Lytkarino was 57-year-old Alexander Shapochkin. The identities of the other two victims are being established,” the statement says.