Archive for Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Plane carrying at least 100 people crashes

May 3, 2006


— An Armenian passenger plane crashed in bad weather early today off Russia's Black Sea coast as it was headed in for landing, killing all 112 people on board, emergency officials said.

The Airbus A-320, which belonged to the Armenian airline Armavia, disappeared from radar screens just less than four miles from the shore and crashed after making a turn and heading toward the Adler airport near Sochi, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said. Rescue officials in the ministry's southern regional branch said all 112 people on the plane, including five children, died.


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