In the statement made by the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, it was reported that the L-410 type passenger plane belonging to Sila airlines with 16 crew members, two of whom were crew members, made a hard landing in the taiga near the city of Irkutsk.
In a statement from the Unified Flight Control Service said, “Healthcare professionals, rescuers, police arrived at the scene. We received information that one person died. The identity of the deceased has not been reported yet.”
Sila Airlines stated that the incident may have occurred due to technical failure and fog.
‘There May Be Pilot Errors And Technical Malfunction’
The Russian Investigation Committee also announced that it was focused on whether the incident may have been caused by pilot error or technical malfunction.
Svetlana Petrenko, spokesperson of the Investigative Committee, said, “As the main versions of the incident, piloting error and technical malfunction during the landing mammoth are focused on. The investigation is currently ongoing. Investigation and criminal teams continue to work on the scene. In addition, experts will soon begin deciphering the black box.”
The Interstate Aviation Committee Established A Commission Of Inquiry
Meanwhile, the Interstate Aviation Committee, which is the executive body of the Commonwealth of Independent States Civil Aviation and Airspace Use Council, announced that a commission was established to investigate the incident and the commission started working.