Farkaš does not remember details of crash


THE MEMORY of the sole survivor of a military aircraft crash that killed 42 people, Martin Farkaš, still cannot remember any details of the tragedy.

While Farkaš's health has improved in the four days following the accident to allow doctors and investigators to interview him, the army lieutenant is still unable to remember the moment of the crash, the Pravda daily wrote.

Investigators refused to answer questions from the media and did not divulge any details from their talk with Farkaš, other than to say: "he doesn't remember".

Farkaš is able to walk, eat and communicate. However, he is still quite disoriented from his concussion. Doctors say it is a miracle he survived without grave injuries.

According to estimates, the investigation of the airplane crash will take a long time. Slovak army radar detected the airplane descending for landing in Košice, and the army is now investigating to see if the flight crew were warned they were coming in too low.

The pilot elected to land by sight without guidance from radar.

"As soon as the pilot says he doesn't need to be guided in, it is his responsibility. He made a decision and he was responsible for maintaining a safe height, for everything," said Jozef Pivarči, a former military pilot and the deputy defence minister.

Compiled by Marta Durianová from press reports
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