Jankuloska: MoI has new information regarding Trajkovski's plane crash
Skopje, 1 March 2012 (MIA) - The Interior Ministry (MoI) has acquired new information, but I'll refrain from making any comments because I think that the public prosecutor in line with professional standards should be the one discussing possible new reasons for opening a probe, Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska stated involving appeals for reviewing the causes of the plane crash that killed president Boris Trajkovski.
She called on the public to be patient. "It is an eight-year old case and therefore several days or weeks are not decisive in finding out the truth," the Minister said.
"It's very important to have patience and leave enough time for the prosecutor to make an analysis of what has been handed over to him and to decide whether there is room for a fresh investigation," Jankuloska told reporters on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Public Prosecutor Ljupco Svrgovski said that the prosecutor's decision on the plane accident that killed president Trajkovski could be changed unless additional evidence was presented in the new report pointing out that there were other key reasons that had caused Trajkovski's airplane to crash nearby Mostar. Prosecutor's initial decision was that his plane crashed due to pilot error.
The Governemnt at a session on Tuesday adopted a conclusion that the report on the plane crash with all new facts and evidence should be submitted to the Public Prosecutor's Office for further processing.
The decision was passed upon review of the report on the plane crash of 26 February 2004 in Mostar, Bosnia&Herzegovina, prepared by the commission for the crash investigation.
The Government also concluded that the report should be submitted to the B&H Civil Aviation Directorate, including a request for reopening of the investigation.
The plane crash investigation report will also be submitted to the Council of Europe's Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, as well as Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) member Andreas Gross, who compiled the Information on the investigation for the purpose of solving the allegedly suspicious death of President Trajkovski.
The report has been prepared for three years by aviation experts, who discovered contentious facts that weren't taken into consideration in previous probes.
The Public Prosecutor's Office with the current report needs to decide whether a fresh investigation should be opened into the 2004 plane accident.