Several hours after the incident, Russian investigators accused the snowplow driver of being inebriated. He was also accused of violating safety regulations. Some reports say Martynenko drank coffee laced with alcohol before driving the snowplow. The 60-year-old driver, Vladimir Martynenko, denied being inebriated while he was operating the snowplow.
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Earlier, air traffic controller Svetlana Krivsun who gave the jet the green light to take off on the runway, was also charged. If found guilty, she may be jailed for up to seven years. Alexander Kruglov—Krivsun's supervisor at the time of the crash—was also charged this week.
Vladimir Ledenev, the chief engineer of Vnukovo airport service, and flight director Roman Dunayev also face charges that could land them in jail.
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