Funerals held for Armenian aircraft crash victims

Airline Industry Information
May 8, 2006

Funerals held for Armenian aircraft crash victims

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A moment’s silence was held on Saturday (6 May) for the 113 people
killed in the Armenian air crash on Wednesday (3 May).

In addition funerals for some of the victims took place on Saturday
and more were planned for Sunday (7 May).

According to The Associated Press only 53 bodies have currently been
recovered from the site of the crash, and of those 42 had been
identified by Saturday.

The aircraft, which was operated by Armavia, crashed in heavy rain
and poor visibility as it was approaching the airport in Adler.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown.

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