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Preliminary report on Armavia crash: engines were working, enough fuel on board
19 June 2006

Preliminary data from the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) indicate that the engines of the Armavia Airbus A.320 that crashed off Sochi on May 3 were working and that there was enought fuel on board. Information further states that, during the last minute, the aircraft was switched into flight mode in which the flight director was active but the autopilot was disengaged. (MAK)