Five Armenian pilots dead in a result of Congo plane crash

Five Armenian pilots dead in a result of Congo plane crash

13:08, 1 December, 2012

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS: Pilots of IL-76 cargo aircraft
crashed in Congo were Armenian citizens. Press Secretary of the
Department of Civil Aviation Nelly Cherchinyan informed Armenpress
that according to preliminary data 5 of 7 members of the staff who
died in the plane crash were Armenian citizens. Details are being
defined.

According to the preliminary version cargo aircraft of Trans Air Congo
company crashed because of the strong lightening, the plane wing drop
down and collided with houses.

According to the preliminary information there are 30 people dead and
20 wounded in a result.

Cargo plane has crashed in Brazzaville, Congo’s capital. Congo airport
was closed just after the disaster. Firefighters, rescuers and police
are working at the place.

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