PRESIDENT HU EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO ARMENIA

Xinhua, China
www.chinaview.cn 2006-05-03 17:34:32
May 4 2006

BEIJING, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday
sent a message to his Armenian counterpart Robert Kocharyan, expressing
sincere condolences to the relatives of those killed in a jet crash
early Wednesday morning.

An Airbus A-320 of the Armenian airline belonging to the air company
Armavia went down into the Black Sea near the southern Russian resort
town of Sochi at about 2:15 a.m. Moscow time (2215 GMT Tuesday),
killing all 113 people on board, including six children and eight crew.

Bad weather conditions were responsible for the air tragedy.