’Crash may be due to incorrect speed data’

MOSCOW – The crash of passenger plane Sunday in Moscow it is possible caused by tools incorrect speeds indicated, reports the Russian news agency TASS. The instruments could not work well because the heating of the measuring equipment is outstanding. As a result, the sensors are frozen, said the Interstate Aviation Committee, which is investigating the crash.

The AN-148 aircraft was on its way from Moscow to the Russian provincial town of Orsk, and was operated by the Russian Saratov Airlines. While all of the other fifteen flights on the flight recorder were registered, was the heating of the measuring equipment for the start enabled, according to researchers.

About 2.5 minutes after the start developed on board of the aircraft an emergency. At that time, registered the vluchtrecorders of the passenger plane different values of the speed sensors, the report said.

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