Black Box of Crashed Mi-8 Decoded
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 February / Trend corr K. Zarbaliyeva/ The black box of the crashed Mi-8 helicopter owned by AZAL (Azerbaijani Airlines) was decoded and the results were submitted to the Prosecutor's Office, the Moscow-based International Aviation Committee told Trend in a telephone conversation.
On 12 October, the helicopter collapsed into the Caspian Sea. Four members of the crew and two employees of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) died.
The helicopter had been called to the offshore field of West Absheron at 9.30pm due to the worsening in health of Asadov Gahraman, an employee of 'Bayil Limani' marine exploration drilling department. Taking the sick and Shashkayev Zahid accompanying him, the helicopter fell to the sea several minutes after flying. The crew of the helicopter included four people - Victor Glinenko, Vladimir Nekrasov, Ahmad Aliyev and Javid Ibrahimov.
The results from the International Aviation Committee were submitted to the State Concern AZAL, on which basis the company will develop a technical review and the total results will be submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office, after which the causes of the crash will be investigated, the Spokesperson for the General Prosecutor's Office Vugar Aliyev told Trend .
The Department for Investigation of Hard Crimes at the General Prosecutor's Office filed a criminal case for contravening Article 262 of the Criminal Code (violation of safety rules and the regulations on exploitation of air transport).