ARMENIA SAYS BAD WEATHER MOST LIKELY CAUSE OF PLANE CRASH

RIA Novosti, Russia
May 3 2006

YEREVAN, May 3 (RIA Novosti) - Bad weather conditions are the most
probable cause of an air crash over the Black Sea that left over
a hundred people dead early Wednesday, an Armenian civil aviation
official said.

"The airbus was in good technical condition. The pilots had high
professional skills, which is why we are considering only one version,"
said Artyom Movsisyan, head of the Main Civil Aviation Department.

A total of 113 passengers and crew died when an Armavia Airlines
A-320 flying from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, came down about
six kilometers off Russia's Black Sea coast en route to the airport
at Adler, which services the popular resort of Sochi.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress