Russia will not probe Prigozhin plane crash under international rules, Brazil agency says

  • The plane that crashed was manufactured by a Brazilian company
  • Russia is NOT required to have international investigators involved because this was a domestic flight.
  • I’m going to repeat this, Russia is not required to have an international investigation for a domestic flight.

Globe and Mail via

Russia has informed Brazil’s aircraft investigation authority that it will not probe the crash of the Brazilian-made Embraer jet that killed mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin under international rules “at the moment,” the Brazilian agency told Reuters on Tuesday.

Brazil’s Center for Research and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (CENIPA), in the interests of improving aviation safety, had said it would join a Russian-led investigation if it were invited and the probe held under international rules.

Russia’s aviation authority was not obligated to say yes to CENIPA, but some former investigators said it should, as the U.S. and other Western governments suspect the Kremlin of being behind the Aug. 23 crash of the Embraer Legacy 600, which has a good safety record.

Embraer Legacy 600 good safety record is not known to me. So I can’t verify if this is correct or simply spin to cast shade on the Russian investigation.

According to the Montreal-based United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the flight from Moscow with a destination of St Petersburg was domestic, so it is not subject to international rules known throughout the industry by their legal name “Annex 13.”

A report of this nature is entirely designed to cast Russia and it’s investigation in a negative light. It’s a domestic flight. It’s not subject to international rules. So, why, is normal preceding presented as something newsworthy? Other than for perception managing manipulation.

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