Alexander Sizov says: “Aircraft was technically flawless…”
Two people survived the crash of Yak-42, flight engineer Alexander Sizov and hockey player Alexander Galimov. Alexander Galimov died at hospital several days later. He suffered serious burns of 90 percent of his body.
Flight engineer Alexander Sizov, was interviewed by officials of the technical commission of the Interstate Aviation Committee.
Sizov told the specialists that he had no complaints about the operation of the crashed aircraft during the previous flight. The man also stated that he had discovered no faults with the equipment of the Yak-42 aircraft during the preparations to the last flight of the aircraft.
“His description helped us specify the location of passengers and also the luggage. The administrators of the team and coaches had been staying in the front part of the plane. The team was sitting in the second salon. Most of the luggage was placed in the rear luggage section,” officials of the committee stated after the interview with Mr. Sizov.
According to Life News, it was Georgy Yachmenev, the honored pilot of the USSR, who interviewed Sizov. The conversation took place without the presence of Sizov’s attending doctor and lasted for nearly an hour.
Representatives of the Investigation Committee did not take part in the interview. They plan to ask their questions to the flight engineer in the nearest future.
Alexander Sizov has been recovering steadily, specialists of Moscow’s Sklifosofsky’s Institute said. He will probably be discharged from hospital in about two weeks. His life is out of danger.