Georgian FM offers condolences over plane crash in Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 21 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian Foreign Ministry has expressed condolences over a plane crash in Karelia, near Petrozavodsk, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.
The statement expressed condolences to the friends and families of those died in the crash.
The RusAir Tu-134 crash landed on a highway about a kilometer away from Petrozavodsk's airport. Forty-four of the 52 people on board the plane died. The survivors were taken to hospitals in Petrozavodsk, the capital of the republic of Karelia.
According to the initial reports, the tragedy occurred because of the pilot fault and bad weather conditions.