MOSCOW – A Russian aviation agency has ordered the operator of a plane that crashed near Moscow last month to the ground and four other aircraft in its fleet.
The agency, Rosaviatsiya, said on Tuesday told Saratov Airlines to ground the An-148 aircraft, which crashed Feb. 11 and killed 71 people. The twin-engine plane crashed minutes after taking off from a Moscow airport.
Rosaviatsiya also said the control of the airline has not specified wrongdoing.
After the study of the An-148, the flight data recorder, the Interstate Aviation Committee said last month the crash occurred after the pilots saw conflicting data on the aircraft, two air speed indicators. The committee said that poor measurements was because the pilots failed to turn on the heating unit for the aircraft pressure measurement equipment prior to the flight.