The light is gradually on the exact circumstances of Crash1 that caused the death of Total2 boss Christophe de Margerie3. Latest capital: the pilots of the aircraft had seen the snowplow crossing the track but have not considered a "threat." In addition to the sequence of events, the Russian authorities apply to establish responsibilities after the death of the man who led the first French company, the first suspect, who was driving the snowplow was detained, employees Airport were arrested and aéroporturaires officials resigned.
The representative of the Russian experts, Alexei Morozov, "the track was free when takeoff clearance was confirmed" to drivers. But ten seconds later, "control instruments detected the movement of a snowplow on the left of the runway aisle towards the intersection." No dialogue was recorded between the flight crew and the control tower after take-off clearance, Alexei Morozov said Thursday. "About 14 seconds into the takeoff, the crew observed an identified by him as a machine that crosses the road object. The observed (snowplow) object was not considered a threat by the crew continued the takeoff normally, "he has said.
Fourteen seconds later, the plane collided with the plow and crashed to 248 km / h when he was already taken off, according to the Russian expert. "After the collision, (aircraft) began to switch on the right side" and then crashed, he has said.
Many people including the driver in custody
The driver of the snowplow, Vladimir Martynenko, was remanded in custody until Thursday 21 December by a court Moscow, 4 as requested by Russian investigators. According to the Russian investigation committee structure responsible for criminal investigations, an employee of 60 years had 0.6 grams of alcohol per liter of blood at the time of the accident. Russia has a zero tolerance for drinking and driving. His lawyer had
yet Tuesday denied accusations stating his drunkenness, citing heart problems preventing his client to drink before he could recognize consuming "a few drops" of alcohol high risk personal loans. According to him, Vladimir Martynenko had to get out of his vehicle to see if it had hit an obstacle, taking a delay of "30 to 40 seconds," enough to "lose sight of the column" of snow plows to which he belonged.
"The train has left the track, but the air traffic controller did not notice that a vehicle was still" on the track, said the lawyer.
No signs of alcohol consumption among four employees
Russian investigators also placed into custody Thursday four employees of the Vnukovo airport. This is the chief cleaners tracks and the head of the flight control, but also the sky aiguilleuse that controlled the aircraft take-off and their manager who oversaw. This aerial inspector, who still had the status of "trainee" according to investigators, was hired in August, according to a source within the airport Vnukovo who spoke to AFP Wednesday on condition of anonymity. The Committee
Russian investigation, these four employees "are held as suspects," failing to meet standards of safety, but show no signs of alcool5 consumption. Meanwhile, the first resignation in the direction of the airport were announced Thursday with the departure of CEO Andrei Diakov, in office since 2005, and his deputy Sergei Solntsev. The investigators on Tuesday denounced the "criminal negligence" in the direction of Vnukovo. Russian experts
supported by their French counterparts in the Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA), which will leave Moscow Friday, continue data analysis contained in the "black boxes" of the plane of Total. According to the deputy chairman of the investigation to the security of the Russian civil aviation (MAK), Sergei Zaïko Office, it may take "two to three days." Christophe de Margerie
will be buried Tuesday in privacy in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer (Normandy, north-western France) and a ceremony tribute will be held Monday morning at 9:30 am at the Church of St. Sulpice in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.