Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl's accident was due to pilot error

The crash of Yak-42 last September that killed 45 people, mostly members of the hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, was due to failure of the pilots, has revealed the official report of the investigation conducted by the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

"The decision on the takeoff speed it took the pilot, 190 kilometers an hour, was 20 miles less than necessary for take-off weight of 54 tons and the rated power speed of the engines," said the chairman of the committee MAK technique, Alexei Morozov, speaking in Moscow collected by RIA Novosti.

According to Morozov, one of the drivers pressed the brake pedal while pulling the lever off, without having discovered what the pilots was responsible. "

Research has identified at least four contributing causes of the accident, including the lack of pilot training, lack of control over the preparation of the flight by the crew, the fact that the pilots did not follow the standard take-off and poor coordination among the crew during the year.

Furthermore, neither driver was fit to fly, because one of them had traces of sedatives in her blood and the other had been diagnosed with an illness that weakened their abilities. As for the plane, according to Morozov, was in perfect working order before takeoff.

The Yak-42 crashed just after takeoff on 7 September when the hockey team was heading for Minsk for the season opener against Dinamo Minsk.


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