Perm residents honored the memory of victims of the crash of 2008

© Photo : official website of the Governor and the government of Perm cranemore died in the crash of Boeing 737 in Perm. September 14, 2018Perm residents honored the memory of victims of the crash of 2008© Photo : website of the Governor and the Government of the Perm region

Perm residents paid tribute to those killed in the crash of a passenger plane Boeing 737-505 September 14, 2008, ceremonies were held at the memorial to the victims of the crash, according to the website of the Governor and the government of the Perm region.

On Friday in Perm region held a commemorative event on the tenth anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on 14 September 2008 in the sky above Perm. On this day, when landing at the Perm crashed passenger plane Boeing 737-505 of airline «Aeroflot-Nord» (now Nordavia), carrying out flight Moscow — Perm.

All on Board 88 people (82 passengers and six crew members) were killed. Among the victims were eight citizens of Azerbaijan, five — Ukraine, two — France, one from Belarus, Germany, Italy, China, Latvia, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

The plane crashed a few dozen meters from residential buildings, on the border of Industrial and Sverdlovsk regions, Perm, damaging a section of the railroad route Perm — Ekaterinburg.

Two years after the crash near the crash site of the plane opened the memorial complex. The tenth anniversary of the tragedy, the local authorities spent on its restoration. There were new granite stele with portraits of all the victims, a sketch which was chosen by their relatives.

The ceremonies at the memorial started early in the morning at 5.00 (GMT) held a memorial service. An afternoon at the site of the crash was the «Hour of memory». Participants of the rally laid flowers and launched into the sky 88 balloons with the names of the victims of the crash.

«Concerned team and relatives of the victims gathered at the memorial. Yesterday at the scene laid flowers and honored the memory of victims minute of silence, the Governor of the Perm edge Maxim Reshetnikov,» — said in the message.

According to the press service of the head of region, work to create a unified memorial complex and its improvement will continue. In the future it is planned to transfer the balance of the municipal institution «City center of monuments protection» for further content.