An inspection by a commission from Moscow has begun at Ural Airlines, an informed source told URA.RU. It takes place against the backdrop of an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin by the wives of one of the pilots, who were asked to resign from the company of their own free will after an emergency landing of the plane in a field near Novosibirsk.
The head of state was asked by Eduard Belov’s wife, Anna, to understand the situation. According to the agency, the woman received a response from the president’s reception on December 4, which stated that the appeal had been forwarded to the Federal Air Transport Agency. The next day, a commission from Moscow arrived at Ural Airlines. According to another version, the check may be planned as part of the proceedings on whether the landing of the plane in the field was justified. The press service of Ural Airlines was unable to promptly comment on the information.
On the morning of September 12, a Ural Airlines plane made an emergency landing in a Novosibirsk field. The airliner’s hydraulic flap did not work, and the pilots decided to land the ship in a field. The Federal Air Transport Agency organized an inspection into the incident and identified 15 errors. The other day it became known that the pilots – Sergei Belov and Eduard Semenov – were offered to resign of their own free will. The Russian flight personnel union stood up for the pilots.