Helicopter that killed Ukrainian Minister crashed due to pilot error
Referring to sources in the Ukrainian ministry, news portal Strana.ua states that the pilot was flying at an altitude that was too low, despite the fog.
The helicopter crash carrying the Ukrainian Interior Ministry that fell over Brovary has been discovered, according to preliminary data, due to pilot error.
Referring to sources in the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, news portal Strana.ua revealed that the pilot was flying at an altitude that was too low despite the fog. It crashed near a kindergarten in the area n and per a police statement, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky and his first deputy Yevgeny Enin, died aboard.
The crash left 18 people, including two children, killed and 25 wounded.
The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and his first deputy died in a plane crash in Brovary, they were in a crashed helicopter, according to the Ukrainian police pic.twitter.com/BoJhIHveu4— Sprinter's (@Sprintel0000) January 18, 2023
The Interior Ministry of Ukraine previously identified chopper malfunction, infringement of safety norms, and sabotage as possible causes of the tragedy. In turn, military authorities stated that the inquiry would take several weeks.
The helicopter that crashed was a Eurocopter EC225 "Super Puma", CNN reported, adding that the Eurocopter EC225 is a civilian transport helicopter with a range of up to 24 miles.
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