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Rostec says that Superjet 100 crash last May was not aircraft failure

Christian Fernsby |
The crash of the SSJ 100 aircraft of the Aeroflot airline at the Sheremetyevo airport in May last year was not due to the technical features of the aircraft, a spokesperson with Rostec corporation told TASS on Monday.

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Topics: ROSTEC   

Rostec press service made this statement in response to a publication by the Kommersant newspaper. According to the business daily, relatives of the victims of the crash of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner filed claims for compensation for moral damage and material damage to the court of Paris. They also filed claims against the component manufacturers.

"Let's not forget that the aircraft is certified according to all rules, including international ones," the Rostec official stressed.

"It is clear from the preliminary report of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) that serious problems with flying technique resulted in the catastrophic landing," the official added.

Rostec also recalled that the plane hit the runway with the landing gear several times, which was "an example of a gross violation of aircraft operation."

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