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Investigation Continues Into Bosnian Plane Crash

Skopje, 29 February 2004 (RFE/RL) -- Investigators are working to identify victims' remains and the cause of a plane crash last week that killed Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski and eight other people.

Trajkovski's plane went down on 26 February in Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the southern town of Mostar, while he was en route to an international conference.

The cause of the crash is still unknown and the details of the accident remain sketchy. More insights are expected after an analysis is completed on the two black boxes found at the site of the crash.

A spokesman for the NATO-led Stabilization Force in Bosnia said it would be "inappropriate" to speculate on the cause of the crash until more information is known.

Forensic experts are carrying out a DNA analysis of remains found at the site. Four bodies were preliminarily identified today but a full analysis is expected to take several more days.