Owners of light plane crashed near Moscow get 3-year suspended sentence
MOSCOW, November 6 (RAPSI) – A court has given a 3-year suspended sentence to a wedded couple, who owned a light airplane which crashed two years ago, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
The spouses have been found guilty of providing services falling short of safety requirements by a group of people in conspiracy.
The plane crashed in the Moscow Region in late May 2017. As a result, two passengers and a pilot died. During investigation, it was revealed that the pilot did not have a valid flight license.
According to the Investigative Committee’s statement, the defendants knew that the plane did not meet safety requirements, was out of repair and could not be exploited. However, they permitted the dangerous flight.
The spouses attempted to escape but investigators traced their whereabouts.