Date: 8 months ago   Category: Incidents

SK has opened case after flight of the helicopter under the bridge footing in St. Petersburg - RIA Novosti, 8/22/2018


ST.-PETERSBURG/MOSCOW, 22 Aug — RIA Novosti. Investigators have brought criminal case after in August the helicopter has flown by under the bridge footing of Western High-Speed Diameter in St. Petersburg that has caused a wide public response, have reported in the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Earlier the 78.ru online media with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies has written that on August 10 the unknown man, without having got permission to a departure, has sat down at a steering wheel of the helicopter and has flown by under the bridge footing. After that, as notes the edition, the pilot has ignored all attempts of dispatchers to contact and has been detained only on the helipad in the village of Gostilitsy of Lomonosovsky district of the Leningrad Region. "On the tenth of August the helicopter similar in external signs to the Gazelle SA-0682G model, following towards the Gulf of Finland, I have flown by at the height no more than 25 meters under the automobile overpass and between poles (support) of the cable-stayed bridge via the Petrovsky channel" — it is reported in the channel of investigative department in WhatsApp. The Investigative Committee has emphasized that the actions the pilot has created threat to security of drivers and passengers of cars and also excursion vessels in the water area of the rivers Small Neva and Small Nevka. Criminal case under article about threat of safe operation of vehicles is brought. Investigators establish circumstances of incident and the persons involved in illegal acts. As notes Northwest investigation department on transport of the IC RF, the pilot of the helicopter acted "from hooligan motives, in defiance of the current bans".

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