Remains of 12 killed in Sochi jet crash to be transported to Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - Bodies of three passengers and fragments of bodies of nine other passengers killed in A-320 jet crash near Sochi in May 2006 will be transported to Yerevan, said the PR department at the Ministry of Territorial Administration.

The remains will be brought to Yerevan by Armavia national carrier presumably on Thursday.

According to the expertise, five were residents of Yerevan, the others lived in Kotayk, Shirak, Armavir, Tavush and Lori regions. Their relatives have been already informed, Novosti Armenia reports.

May 3 night Airbus-320 owned by Armavia national carrier crashed in the Black Sea 6 km away from Adler airport killing all of 113 people aboard, including 6 children and 8 crewmembers. Among them were 26 Russian citizens, one Ukrainian and one Georgian citizen, while the rest were Armenian citizens.

The final report of the Intergovernmental Aviation Commission said that ineffective actions of crewmembers resulted in the fatal air crush. According to the conclusion of experts no failures in engines or board systems were registered, the plane reacted to autopilot's instructions and the crew's operations and there was enough fuel in the plane for successful completion of the flight. "The airbus crushed into the water during a dirigible flight while trying to carry out a maneuver for gaining height after ending the first attempt to land in the Sochi airport in bad weather conditions that were worse of necessary minimum norms for line 06," the report of the Intergovernmental Aviation Commission said.
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