Robinson R44 helicopters missing from radar found and landed safely
The Robinson R44 helicopters that disappeared from radar on the afternoon of August 11 were found, they landed successfully and are now on the ground, said TASS source in emergency services. He added that the pilots will soon follow the route in the opposite direction.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the helicopters are now on the ground. Aircraft could turn off transponders – devices responsible for visibility for controllers.
“They could land with the transponder turned off. This is also supported by the fact that the emergency beacon of none of the helicopters did not work, ”said the agency’s interlocutor.
On the story of the disappearance of helicopters reacted in the West Siberian transport prosecutor’s office. “An audit of the implementation of federal legislation in the field of safe operation of air transport is being carried out, within the framework of which the circumstances and causes of the incident will be established,” the press service of the department noted.
On the afternoon of August 11, one after the other, two Robinson R44 helicopters disappeared from the radar. Later, their pilots got in touch.