THERE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL VERSION OF THE CRASH OF A-320

Lragir.am
03 May 06

Sources, standing close to aviation, say the A-320 plane of Armavia,
which crashed near the Russian city of Adler, could have some
technical problems.

These aircrafts are automatic, the plane can land without a pilot.

However, the airport must have modern equipment. The airport of Sochi
did not have such equipment. According to our source, the dispatcher
informed our pilots that the weather was bad. In such cases the
commander of the plane decides whether to land or not. The pilots
decided to return to Yerevan, but some time later the same dispatcher
informed that the weather was improving, and the landing was possible.

On the other hand, several months ago the same plane had problems in
Paris. The airlines announced that the plane had problems, and the
flight was delayed for several hours. Problems occurred with the same
plane in Amsterdam, and Armavia had to send another plane for the
passengers, and this plane returned to Armenia empty. The aircraft
was inherited from Siberia Airlines. The entrance of these planes
to Europe is allowed on one condition: they must undergo a complete
technical examination once a month. And such technical examination
is done in Europe only.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress