Lithuanian transport minister not to resign after aircraft disaster
Friday, May 22, 2015
Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevičius has not rejected the possibility of resigning after the aircraft An-2 disaster. However, at first the minister said he would like to know more details and offered to wait for the causes of the disaster to be clarified.
Chief of the Lithuanian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Commander Artūras Andrušaitis, said on Friday that the An-2 airplane that crashed into the Baltic Sea may have not had all the necessary rescue equipment aboard.
The body of one of the two missing pilots might have been discovered on Thursday night after thorough inspection of the An-2 airplane on the Baltic seafloor, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence says.
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