3 Dec 2019 11:07

Lawyer notes attempts to make crashed SSJ100 captain 'scapegoat'

MOSCOW. Dec 3 (Interfax) - The defense of the captain of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which crashed and burned, believes that the charges are baseless and that the captain has been made a scapegoat for the incident so that he could be blamed for everything, including possible constructive features of the aircraft and actions of ground services, lawyer Natalia Mitusova told Interfax.

"The fact that SSJ100 captain Denis Yevdokimov has been blamed for the crash is unfair and baseless; they are trying to shift the entire blame on him and to avoid suspicion about the aircraft's constructive flaws and actions of ground services," the lawyer said.