YEREVAN. – The Armenian General Department of Civil Aviation issued a statement in connection with an Armenian cargo aircraft’s landing in Turkey.
“Humanitarian relief is provided from Armenia to the Armenian community of Syria. [And] The Turkish aviation authorities had informed the Air Armenia airline company last week that if it wished for its plane to pass through Turkish air space, it must land in Turkey’s Erzurum [city] Airport for cargo inspection.
The airline company gave its consent, and landing in that airport was envisioned in its flight plan. At present, the airplane is at the Erzurum Airport and is undergoing cargo inspection. Eight crew members and one cargo attendant are in the aircraft,” the Armenian General Department of Civil Aviation’s statement reads in particular.