LITHUANIAN FM EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES OVER ARMENIAN PLANE CRASH IN BLACK SEA

Baltic News Service
May 3, 2006 Wednesday 3:06 PM EET

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has expressed heartfelt condolences
to Armenian leaders and families of those killed in an Armenian plane
crash in the Black Sea.

The plane, an Airbus A-320, crashed into the Black Sea near the Russian
seaside resort of Sochi in heavy rain on Wednesday. All 113 people
on board were presumed killed, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.

The plane unsuccessfully tried to land at the airport of Adler
several times and then crashed into the sea. The aircraft's fuselage
is located at around 300 meters depth.

At least five children were traveling by the plane, its crew was
comprised of eight persons.