Owner of Armenian airline criticizes controller

Interfax, Russia
May 6 2006

YEREVAN. May 6 (Interfax) - Cockpit voice recordings "prove" that the
captain of an Armenian airliner that crashed off the Russian Black
Sea coast on Wednesday "was acting in a perfect way, something that
cannot be said of the [ground] controller," said the owner of the
company that owned the plane.

"No one has ever blamed the crew and the captain of the aircraft for
anything. It's simply a lot of rubbish that irresponsible people are
saying," Mikhail Bagdasarov told the Armenian web portal "Panorama."