Official: Navigator In Petrozavodsk Plane Crash Was Drunk

A spokesman for Russia’s top investigative body says the navigator of a passenger plane that crashed into a highway in June, killing 47 people, was drunk.

The Tu-134 crashed just minutes before it was to land at the airport in Petrozavodsk, in the northwest of the country, on June 20.

Five people survived with serious injuries.

While commenting on Russian state television on September 18, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for Russia’s Investigative Committee, said that “the navigator of the airliner was in a state of alcoholic intoxication.”

The navigator was killed in the crash.

compiled from agency reports

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