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Minister Virkkunen expresses sadness following the Jämijärvi air crash

Minister Virkkunen expresses sadness following the Jämijärvi air crash

Press release 21.04.2014 14.11 fi sv en

Minister of Transport and Local Government Henna Virkkunen wishes to express her own sadness, as well as that of the entire Finnish Government, following the light aircraft incident near Jämijärvi in Satakunta on Sunday. The Minister offers her sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to all others affected by this tragic incident.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications and Trafi - the Finnish Transport Safety Agency expect a full report on the incident to be conducted by the Finnish Safety Investigation Authority. Following the investigation, the aviation authorities will assess whether the aviation regulations need to be re-examined. There have been several fatalities as a result of civil aviation accidents in recent years.

Further information
Ms Laura Rissanen, Special Advisor to the Minister of Transport and Local Government, tel. +358 41 540 4505
Mr Pekka Henttu, Director General for the Aviation Sector, Finnish Transport Safety Agency, tel. +358 40 351 1931