Georgia joins plane crash investigation

Wed 06 Apr 2011 00:15 GMT | 04:15 Local Time

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The administration of Georgia`s Civil Aviation has joined the investigation of the Airzena air company plane crash, which occurred in Congo on Monday.

Giorgi Karbelashvili, the head of the administration said at the press conference that Georgian experts would work in a team of international experts to set the reasons of the tragedy.

He said according to the information, which the investigation currently had, the reason of the crash was tropical rain and windstorm in the Kinsasha airport. It is a preliminary version and the official statements and conclusions will be made only after investigation is over.

Giorgi Karbelashvili said the government would cover the cost of the delivery of the killed pilots to homeland.

All  33 passengers and crew died in a UN plane crashed while attempting to land in poor weather in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday.

The accident, in Kinshasa, is one of the worst to involve a UN aircraft. Most of the passengers were UN staff and peacekeepers, although five NGO workers were also on board.

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