YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: Zhoghovurd daily was informed that the Civil Aviation Committee has completed the professional investigation of the incident that took place during the one-time technical transfer flights of the Boeing B737-300 EK-FAA aircraft being operated by "Fly Armenia Airways" LL company.
It is about the hijacked plane which had made an unauthorized landing at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on February 20 of this year. And we were informed that a decision has been made to suspend the license of the operator of Fly Armenia Airways airline plane No. 070. As a result of the professional examination, the committee has recorded flaws threatening flight safety.
Zhoghovurd daily spoke with Aram Yeghoyan, head of the flight activity department of the RA State Civil Aviation Committee, and we inquired about the details of the plane's unauthorized landing in Tehran. "I personally was in Tehran; we went [there] with five people from the committee to bring the plane [back]. At first they [the Iranians] were not giving [it], [but] then thanks to the work of our embassy [in Tehran], the plane was managed to be brought [back] to Armenia. The plane is here now, a [criminal] case has been filed, it is being investigated, and the plane is under hold," informed the representative of the Civil Aviation Committee.