On November 28, Izvestia obtained footage from the crash site of a Robinson R66 helicopter in the Tver region.
They show that the cockpit of the aircraft was practically torn apart. The helicopter crashed in an open area near a populated area, suggesting that the pilot may have been trying to steer the vehicle away from people.
The crash of the helicopter became known yesterday. The incident occurred in the village of Vyazovets in the Kesovogorsk district of the Tver region.
As a result of the helicopter crash, the Honored Master of Aircraft Sports of the Russian Federation Alexander Kurylev died. The second victim was the athlete’s brother Dmitry Kurylev.
Alexander Kurylev was awarded the title of Master of Sports in 2007. A year before that, he became the absolute world champion in aerobatics on an airplane in the Advanced class, and in 2005 he became the owner of the European champion title in team competitions. In addition, Kurylev has repeatedly received awards at the competitions of the Federation of Aircraft Sports of Russia.
A criminal case has been opened on the fact of the helicopter crash. Investigators will have to find out whether there has been a violation of the rules of traffic safety and operation of air transport, which negligently caused the death of two or more persons (part 3 of article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
The reason for the crash of the helicopter could be that it hit trees during takeoff.