Commander: Kyrgyz airliner’s crew not guilty of incident at Turkish airport
The Kyrgyz pilots are not guilty of causing the recent incident at the Turkish airport, the captain of airliner IL-76 Dmitry Palashkin told journalists on Wednesday, KyrTAG reported.
"Pilots carried out the dispatcher's command and did not go beyond the fixed markings. When we examined the scene, we found that the Georgian aircraft violated the rules of parking and was six metres from the designated parking area.
"When we asked why the plane was moved back, we were told that there was a large amount of cargo on board and so they were forced to change the location. They were supposed to inform us about it, but they failed to do it," Captain Palashkin said.
The captain went on to say that the dispatcher should have recorded all movement of the two aircraft. In this regard, the Turkish side should provide the video material.
"Then it will become clear that it is not our fault. We hope that a fair decision will be made," Captain Palashkin concluded.