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Spokesman says PC-9 was possibly flying off course
2005-09-13 17:36:08

Nicosia, Sep 13 (CNA) - The Council of Ministers has given instructions for a thorough investigation into the causes of Saturday's air crash of a PC-9, ''which seems to have been flying off course,'' Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has said.

He added that Minister of Defence Kyriakos Mavronicolas has briefed the cabinet, which in turn has expressed the wish for a full investigation the soonest.

Asked if Mavronicolas had given any indications about the causes of the crash, Chrysostomides said the Minister was very careful and refrained from expressing views and conclusions.

''It seems that the plane was off course,'' he added

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