The Ministry of National Defense transmitted on Wednesday, March 23, the preliminary conclusions from the investigation regarding the crash of a MiG-21 LanceR plane and a helicopter in Constanța County, on the evening of March 2, resulting in the death of eight soldiers: “Both events occurred , most likely due to a combination of human and environmental factors ”.
“From the information obtained from the measurements and assessments carried out, the analysis of data extracted from the system for recording flight and operating parameters on board aircraft, listening to radio calls, examining the condition of aircraft wrecks, studying synoptic maps and existing weather conditions in areas at the time of the two air disasters, the commissions concluded that both events were most likely due to a combination of human and environmental factors, the share of which is to be determined at the end of the investigation procedures. ” it is mentioned in a communiqué sent by the Ministry of National Defense, on Wednesday, March 23, three weeks after the double plane crash.
At the same time, the Ministry of Defense reported that the Air Force General Staff reviewed and updated the operating procedures, the pilots were trained and technical checks were made on all MiG-21 LanceR and IAR-330 aircraft.
Following the application of these measures, the resumption of flight missions with the MiG-21 LanceR and IAR-330 aircraft, all variants, was authorized.
MApN press release:
On March 3, the Minister of Defense, Vasile Dîncu, said that the Romanian military risked their lives flying MiG 21 aircraft, due to their age and the fact that the funds “did not allow more than modernization”, and “the consequences are I see now. ”
The prosecutors of the Military Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Bucharest Military Tribunal opened a criminal case in rem on March 3, ie regarding the deed, not the person, for culpable homicide and non-compliance and non-compliance with occupational safety measures after a MiG 21 LanceR crashed, followed then by an IAR 330-Puma helicopter, in Constanţa county. Eight soldiers were killed after airstrikes on Wednesday (March 2nd).
The investigations for establishing the final causes and conclusions will continue, under the coordination of the Military Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Bucharest Military Tribunal.
Source From: Libertatea