Court chooses preventive measure for suspects in AN-26 crash near Kharkiv - Prosecutor General's Office
The Pechersky District Court of the capital has chosen measures of restraint for three military officials suspected of the AN-26 plane crash near Kharkiv on September 25, where 26 servicemen died, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
"The investigating judge of the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv satisfied the submission of the SBI [...] on the application of measures to three military officials suspected of criminal proceedings in the crash of the AN-26 aircraft near Kharkiv on September 25, 2020, as a result of which 26 servicemen died," the statement said in a Telegram channel Wednesday morning.
It is reported, that the commander of the A4104 military unit was taken into custody for 60 days without the right to post a bail, who is suspected of violating the rules of flights and preparing for them, as well as violating the rules for operating aircraft, which entailed a catastrophe and serious consequences, and in a negligent attitude towards the service (Article 416 and part 3 of Article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Also the head of the flights of the flight control group of the military unit A4104 was taken into custody, who is suspected of violating the rules of flights and preparing for them, as well as violating the rules for operating aircraft, which entailed a catastrophe and grave consequences (Article 416 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
"A preventive measure in the form of a personal obligation was chosen to the Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who is suspected of negligent attitude towards service committed in a special period, except for martial law, which entailed grave consequences (part 3 of Article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)," the department reported.