Results of helicopter crash examinations announced in Kazakhstan

Jan. 18. Trend

By E. Kosolapova

Results of helicopter crash examinations announced in KazakhstanKazakh General Transport Prosecutor’s Office investigating the helicopter MI-8 crash has published results of forensic medical examinations of eight people killed in the crash.

According to experts, the death of all 8 members of the crew and passengers of helicopter MI-8 resulted from aviation injuries and falls from heights.

The examinations were conducted by Taldykorgan Branch of Centre of Forensic Expertise.

Moreover, according to General Transport Prosecutor’s Office, Russian experts are working on helicopter’s black box deciphering. The result of the deciphering are expected to be ready in the first decade of February.

On November 24, 2012 a Mi-8 helicopter owned by the Eurasia Air airline overflying the Kazakhstan-China pipeline, crashed in Almaty region. All five crew members and three passengers died in the helicopter crash.