Georgian Transaviaservis Investigates Air Catastrophe in Congo

Business Materials 8 September 2007 13:56 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi / Trend corr N. Kirtskhalia / Georgian Transaviaservis commenced investigation of the air catastrophe which happened to its airliner in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The liner had to stay in Congo airport for it had no license for implementation of flights, the Director General of the company, Irina Fridinskaya, reported.

An AN-12 airliner of the Georgian company had an accident while landing. As a result, 8 people died (2 Georgian citizens).

According to Fridinskaya, since March the airliner had been staying in Congo airport and was waiting for the license. "The airliner was not to implement flights and now we are investigating why the terms were violated," she said.

Georgian Transaviaservis with its headquarters in Dubai implements international flights.

According to preliminary version, the crew of the liner was implementing illegal flights to earn money.