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Black Sea air crash kills 113

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Miercuri, 3 mai 2006, 0:00


An Armenian Airbus A320 plane with 113 people on board, including at least 6 children, crashed in the Black Sea on Tuesday night, 6 kilometers off the coast of Sochi, the Southern Russian resort.

The plane has been used by Armavia, the biggest airline company in the former Soviet republic of Armenia, since 2004. It was flying from Yerevan to Sochi when it disappeared from radar screens shortly before it was due to land at 2.15 a.m. local time.

Some 20 vessels were involved in the body recovery operations on Wednesday as while all people on board were considered dead, only 38 bodies were recovered by noon.
Both Russia and Armenia declared a day of mourning May 5.

Investigators blame the poor weather in the area to be the main cause of the crash.




















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