4 Jun 2019 17:02

IAC's interim report on SSJ-100 crash may be published on June 5 - source

MOSCOW. June 4 (Interfax) - The International Aviation Committee (IAC) is finalizing its interim report on the crash of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft at Sheremetyevo Airport; it may be published on June 5, a source familiar with the investigation process told Interfax.

"The drafting of the interim report is nearing completion; it contains about 100 pages of text, photos and diagrams. It is expected that it will be published in accordance with the regulations within 30 days after the crash, on June 5," the source said.

The document will not indicate the fault of certain persons.

"The report will consistently describe the course of the events, including weather conditions, the performance parameters of the avionics and mechanics of the plane obtained through the decryption of the parametrical data recorded and the actions of the pilots re-enacted following the decryption of the speech recorder among others. However, the report does not indicate the persons responsible for the crash and does not contain the conclusions on its causes," the source said.

Aeroflot flight SU1492 bound for Murmansk returned to its airport of departure, Shermetyevo, crash-landed, and caught fire on the evening of May 5. There were 78 people, including five crewmembers, on board. Forty-one died and ten suffered airway and bodily burns, smoke poisoning, and bruises.