BISHKEK. The Joint Kyrgyz-Russian Commission set up for investigation of the plane fuel incident has begun its work. According to a representative of the Kyrgyz transportation and communication ministry, Erkin Bayazov, the commission consists of three Russian and seven Kyrgyz experts.
On Dec 5, 2002, when Russian President, Vladimir Putin left Bishkek to Moscow after finishing his one-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, two Russian IL-62 planes with accompanying President's people aboard had to land in Aktyubinsk airport, Kazakhstan. One of the possible reasons of forced landing was a bad quality of fuel supplied by the Manas International Service at the Manas airport.