Bosnian authorities re-open investigation into Trajkovski's plane crash
Tuesday, 06 November 2012
A new investigation over the plane crash, in which President Boris Trajkovski was killed, opens in Bosnia-Herzegovina, based on fresh evidence that cast new light on the reasons for the "King Air" accident.
The news, reported by Alfa TV, has been confirmed by Omer Kulic, head of the commission for investigation of aviation accidents within the BiH Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The Macedonian Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Interior have not yet received an information over the investigation's re-opening, adding that competent ministers Janakieski and Jankuloska had asked their Bosnian counterparts to launch a new investigation, taking into account the new evidence.
According to announcements by Bosnian authorities, the decision over the investigation's reopening would be forwarded to Macedonia in the coming days.
In Macedonia, attorney Ignjat Panchevski has caused shock waves after claiming he has audio and video evidence that Trajkovski's plane was shot down with a surface to surface missile fired from a foreign military plane (alluding to a foreign military alliance).
According to Panchevski, this assassination was long time in the making and took the collaboration of few foreign countries.
"Once the plane was shot down, there was a military unit in the field who went to the wreckage to finish the job. As autopsies had shown, most of the passengers were alive for at least 20 minutes after the crash, some even made phone calls to relatives in Macedonia," said Panchevski adding the civilian radar communication with the presidential plane was cut off and taken over by a military plane who guided the plane into an ambush where a fighter jet awaited.
Bosnian villagers who witnessed the incident, also confirmed seeing individuals dressed in military fatigues shortly after the plane crashed.
The Macedonian Government, because of the sensitivity of the issue has never issued a comment, however did re-open the investigation into president Trajkovski's death.
Attorney Pancevski is not alone, there has been numerous European politicians including a Swiss MP who has received death treaths for pushing a deeper investigation into Trajkovski's plane crash.