The Central Interregional Investigative Committee on Transport of Russia after conducting a complex of verification activities on the fact of the accident with the helicopter MI-2 near Izhevsk initiated criminal proceedings on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 Article 263 of the Criminal Code (violation of safety rules and operation of air transport, resulting in death by negligence).
The investigation established that on December 27, 2021 a MI-2 helicopter with a registration mark RA-15671 crashed and fell to the ground near the village of Azino in Zavyalovsky district of the Udmurt Republic as a result of violations of safety rules of movement and operation of air transport.
The helicopter, owned by Kazan Aviation Company, took off at 12:00 pm (Moscow time) from Izhevsk airport and was circling an oil pipeline. Immediately before the loss of communication with the helicopter, the commander of the aircraft reported an emergency situation.
In order to search for the helicopter, operational headquarters for search and rescue operation was formed, and around 23:40 (Moscow time) the helicopter was found. As a result of this accident the helicopter commander died on the spot, a passenger received multiple injuries and was sent to hospital, the aircraft sustained significant mechanical damage.
A complex of investigative actions aimed at establishing all the circumstances and causes of the accident is carried out. Witnesses are interrogated, a number of examinations are appointed.
After conducting all the necessary investigative actions and comparing the collected evidence, a conclusion about the causes of the accident and involvement of specific responsible persons will be made.