Plane crashed near Istra reservoir had no certificate of airworthiness
YEREVAN, AUGUST 11, ARMENPRESS. The plane Cessna, which collided with a helicopter over the Istra reservoir last Saturday, did not have a certificate of airworthiness. The aforementioned is reported by TASS with reference to the Federal air transport Agency.
"The Federal air transport Agency has determined that the aircraft Cessna U206F was registered in the State register of civil aircraft, but had no airworthiness certificate — document confirming the technical integrity of the aircraft»", said the representative of the agency. He explained that without this certificate «aircraft has no right to be up in the air».
The clash between "Robinson -44" helicopter and “Cessna” Amphibious Aircraft, occurred on August 8, 500 meters away from the shore. Earlier Armenpress reported that the identities of the nine persons, killed in the plane crash near Russian Istria reservoir, were revealed. The Embassy of Armenia to Russia confirmed that 4 Armenian citizens, including 2 children, died as a result of the clash between "Robinson -44" helicopter and “Cessna -206” Amphibious Aircraft.
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