A recent accident at the airfield of Zhuliany International Airport happened because of the officials of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau who have been acting at the territory of the administration buildings and terminals, according to the statement of Master-Avia company which manages the property of the airport since 2010.
'Armed officials of NABU blocked the administrative buildings and terminals of Zhuliany International Airport on June 14, 2018. The administration of the airport and Master-Avia were held in their cabinets without communication and the ability to coordinate the work of the airport for 19 hours on June 15. Thus, the operation of the utility and Master-Avia private company which develops and maintains the airport have been stopped,’ reads the statement.
As a result of these acts, the prevention of the accident of Bravo Airways’ plane was impossible.
'The plane with 169 passengers on the board rolled out of the airstrip on landing. The situation was getting complicated due to the threat of the explosion of four tons of aviation fuel. The passengers’ lives were under threat. The administration of the airport couldn’t undertake appropriate measures because they were basically held hostage by the security forces. Owing to the coherent operation of the security, services of the airport the situation was held under control and no human casualties were reported as a result of the incident. This is the first such incident in 94 years of operation of the airport,’ reads the statement.
'Such actions have a negative impact from the side of governmental bodies to the safety of the airport work and to investment attractiveness of Ukraine,’ Master-Avia claimed.
Master-Avia entered into a lease of the airport property for 49 years. The airport cooperates with more than 40 air companies and operates flies in 140 cities of 48 countries.
Reportedly, Bravo Airways’ plane with 169 passengers on the board rolled out of the airstrip on landing at 8:40 PM on June 14. No human casualties were reported. Later, one of the passengers claimed that a wing of the plane was on fire before landing.