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IN OUR 9 February coverage of the Tehran airport crash the previous day we reported an Aeroflot official as saying that the plane could have come from Uzbekistan or one of the other Central Asian states. Uzbekistan Airways has asked us to point out that it did not own or have any connection with the crashed airliner and further that, as an internationally recognised airline which flies regularly to and from Heathrow, it is required to, and we are assured that it does, comply with all international safety and maintenance standards.