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Investigative Committee inspects Penza airport in connection with crash of An-148

12:55 | 12.02.2018 | Society

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Penza, 12 February 2018. PenzaNews. Investigators and prosecutors conduct inspection in the Penza airport in connection with the crash of the plane An-148 of Saratov Airlines going from Domodedovo to Orsk, which had made a flight from Penza to Moscow just a few hours before the incident. This was reported by the assistant director of the institution for transport management of the Penza airport Alexandra Kulaeva.

Investigative Committee inspects Penza airport in connection with crash of An-148

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"The documentation was checked," she said adding that the specialists also investigate in what way pre-flight preparation of the aircraft had been conducted.

Alexandra Kulaeva noted that it still unknown how long the investigation will last.

In turn, the director of the Penza airport Yury Oskolkov chose to refrain from any comments including from those about taken samples of the substance the plane in Penza had been fuelled with.

As it was reported before the Saratov Airlines plane An-148 going from Domodedovo to Orsk crashed in the Moscow region's Ramensky district on February 11.

65 passengers and six crew members were aboard. Nobody survived.

In connection with the incident, the airline temporarily suspended operation of An-148 aircrafts.

The incident did not influence the schedule of flights from Penza to Moscow and back yet. A morning flight conducted by Saratov Airlines was operated by a Yak-42 aircraft.

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