BELGRADE – Crew members are primarily responsible for the recent crash of a military helicopter in which seven people were killed, the Higher Public Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade said on Friday.

PHOTO: TANJUG/ SRDJAN ILIC
PHOTO: TANJUG/ SRDJAN ILIC

Initial findings indicate that the primary responsibility rests with the crew members and that there are grounds for suspicion that a number of active Serbian Armed Forces members are partly to blame as well, and that there also are indications of possible responsibility of a certain number of civilians, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

Accordingly, the Prosecutor’s Office will take investigative action to fully establish all relevant facts related to the event.

The Mi-17 Serbian Armed Forces transport helicopter was rescuing a five-day-old baby from Novi Pazar on March 13.

The crash killed all four crew members, the baby and two medical professionals.