Bodies of Five Armenian Citizens Will Be transported to Yerevan


YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The Civil Aviation Department in Armenian reported that on November 12 the bodies of the five Armenian citizens who perished when an AN-12 Soviet-built cargo plane that crashed in Sudan on November 4, would be transported home soon.

The victims are aircraft commander Gevorg Tovmasyan, Second Pilot Samvel Hambardzumyan, Engineer Samvel Mkrtchyan, and Technicians Armen Antonyan, and Suren Petrosyan.

Five members of the crew of the cargo plane that crashed in South Sudan today were citizens of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs.

According to reports, the plane was overloaded and crashed along the banks of the Nile River after taking off from South Sudan’s capital.