January 8, 2023, 12:31 pm – Public News Service – OSN
A video of the crash of a light-engined Cessna 182 aircraft, filmed by its passenger, has appeared on the Web. The footage is published by the Telegram channel Baza.
It is indicated that the author of the video, Mikhail, and the pilot of the aircraft, Yuri, were priests. Both of them died in a plane crash. The author of the footage died on the spot, and the pilot died in the hospital six days later.
The posted frames show the steering wheel and instrument panel of the aircraft, as well as the forest plantations over which it flew. At the same time, one of the men uttered the phrase “dangerous moment.” The aircraft then began to lose altitude and subsequently hit the ground.
Eyewitnesses who observed the crash of the plane noted that the engine of the car turned on in flight, then stalled again.
Earlier, the investigation found that the pilot was on a flight without the right to fly the aircraft, the relevant regulatory authorities were not notified of the flight. The plane was also not registered, and there was no tail number. On the fact of the crash, a criminal case was initiated under part 2 of article 263 (“Violation of the rules for traffic safety and operation of air transport”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The investigation was terminated due to the death of the pilot.