In St. Petersburg flown under the bridge footing helicopter pilot will go on trial

© Fotolia / sebraСтатуэтка goddess of justice Themis. Archival photoIn St. Petersburg flown under the bridge footing helicopter pilot will go on trial© Fotolia / sebra

. Investigative authorities completed the investigation of the criminal case on the fact of helicopter flight under the bridge footing of the Western high-speed diameter in St. Petersburg, which has caused a public outcry, reports the North-Western investigatory management on transport SK the Russian Federation.

During the investigation it was established that on 10 August the pilot of a helicopter Gazelle SA-0682G of hooliganism, in violation of existing prohibitions, flew at a maximum height of 25 metres under the road overpass and between the pylons of the cable-stayed bridge across the Petrovsky channel (mouth of the Malaya Neva and Malaya Nevka) of the highway «Western high-speed diameter». It is noted that the pilot threatened the safety of drivers and passengers of cars and excursion vessels in the waters of the rivers Malaya Neva and Malaya Nevka. A criminal case was initiated under article «actions that threaten the safe operation of vehicles.»

«Criminal case is directed to the Petrograd district court of St.-Petersburg for consideration in essence», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the suspect admitted his guilt.

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