Firefighting works were performed on a pro bono basis by a reinforced air crew consisting of flight commander chief of aviation group N.A. Naida, pilots in command S.V. Nozdrin, A.I. Mindarev, A.N. Gripas, co-pilot S.V. Savchenko, flight engineers E.U. Suchkin, I.V. Volokhovich, aircraft technicians V.E. Rodin and A.V. Korovnichenk.