11 Feb 2018 20:57

Investigators seizing Saratov Airlines documents, interviewing Domodedovo airport staff

MOSCOW. Feb 11 (Interfax) - Investigators are confiscating service documentation at Saratov Airlines and are interviewing air carrier employees, airport staff and air traffic controllers, Russian Investigative Committee spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko told Interfax.

"Service documentation is being seized from the Saratov Airlines company and its employees are being interviewed. In addition to that, investigators are working to identify Domodedovo airport employees who prepared the airplane for the flight. They have already started to interview them," she said.

The Domodedovo airport's air traffic controllers are being interviewed as well, she said.

Investigators are currently working at the air crash site and also in Saratov, Orsk, Orenburg, and the Domodedovo airport, Petrenko said.

"All technical aspects of the stricken plane's preparations for the flight are being analyzed as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. The passenger list has been requested," she said.