Pilot of crashed helicopter contacted not long before crash in Almaty

Date: 17:44, 18-01-2019.

Almaty. January 18. KazTAG - The pilot of crashed helicopter in Almaty got on radio contact not long before  the crash, said Nurlan Zhumasultanov, head of department for investigation of aviation accidents and incidents of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural development.
"The pilot got on contact last time at 16.05 of local time, now we cannot say what he said. At 16.08-16.09 he collided with the land," he said at the briefing.
He added the agency is checking possible restrictions for flights.
"There are certain restrictions for flights. We will compare is there were any? Were yesterday's weather conditions a restriction for flight? The order has been issued today, the commission has started working. We conducted primary actions yesterday, there was no light, people came in dark time," he said.
Ha added the flight recorder has been found and it is intact.

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