The court postponed consideration of the case about the crash of the Falcon at Vnukovo

© Fotolia / sebraСтатуэтка goddess of justice Themis. Archival photoThe court postponed consideration of the case about the crash of the Falcon at Vnukovo© Fotolia / sebra

The solntsevsky court of Moscow on November 16 to postpone consideration of the case against the three defendants in the trial about the plane crash Falcon at the capital airport «Vnukovo», which killed the head of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«The court decided: in connection with absence two lawyers to postpone the hearing on 16 November, 14:00», — announced the decision of judge Anna Egorova.

The solntsevsky court of Moscow on March 2, 2017, allocated in separate manufacture business in the relation of the head of the flight Vnukovo airport Novel Dunaeva and air traffic controllers Alexander Kruglov and Hope Arkhipova. They are accused of committing a crime under part 3 of article 263 of the criminal code («Violation of safety rules of movement and operation of vehicles, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons»).

The same court on 7 July 2017 sentenced the driver of the snow machines Vladimir Martynenko to four years in prison, and the senior shift engineer Vladimir Ledenyov — to 3.5 years, but in connection with Amnesty in honour of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war freed them from responsibility. The court also did not recover from the defendants compensation in favour of the victims, later the Moscow city court confirmed this decision.

On the night of October 21, 2014 at Vnukovo airport, crashed on takeoff, faced with a snow machine, jet Falcon 50EX airline Unijet. In the crash four people were killed de Margerie and three crew members.

According to investigators, snowblower, at the wheel which sat drunk Martynenko, breaking the rules, left on the runway that did not control Ledenev. Dunaev, Kruglov and Arkhipova, as suggested by consequence, knew of the potential danger to aircraft, but not reported it to the pilots. The result was a collision.