Comm of interstate aviation comm flies to Adler to probe air crash
By Yevgeny Nikitin

ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 3, 2006 Wednesday

A committee of the Interstate Aviation Commission headed by its
chairwoman Tatyana Anodina flied to Adler to investigate the causes
of the crash of an airliner A-320 belonging to the Armenian airlines
Armavia. The most experienced specialist of the Interstate Aviation
Commission - deputy chairman of the commission Leonid Kashirsky is in
charge of the technical investigation, spokesman for the Interstate
Aviation Commission Oleg Ermolov told Itar-Tass.

According to him, the Armenian aviation authorities provided all
available information to the committee. "However, it will be very
difficult to find the flight recorders because of a big depth at the
crash site of the airliner and a thick layer of silt (more than 100
meters)," the specialist pointed out.

Technical director for security problems of the Interstate Aviation
Commission Rudolf Teimurazov earlier told Itar-Tass that it will be
difficult to find the flight recorders as the debris of the airplane
is lying at the depth of two kilometers. He noted that the airplane
fell at the depth of 500 meters at the crash moment, but then sank
down deeper because of the hilly sea bottom.