Bodies of Azerbaijani crashed plane crew members found

Sat 23 July 2011 04:02 GMT | 09:02 Local Time

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The remains of the crew members of the Afghanistan-crashed Azerbaijani plane have been found.

The statement came from secretary of the Azerbaijani in Pakistan and Afghanistan Chingiz Garibli.

He said the bodies were found as a result of the operations carried out by Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. 'The Interior Ministry carried out operation after our numerous appeals and notes to the Afghan side,' he said.

Chingiz Garibli said representative of Silk Way company Elnur Masimov was also present in the process. The bodies are in the Daud Khan hospital in Kabul, they will be sent to Azerbaijan in the short run after the necessary paperwork, he said.

On July 6, 2011, at about 00.10, while preparing to land in Bagram airport, the communication with IL-76 4K-AZ 55 belonging to Azerbaijan’s Silk Way aviation company suddenly broke off and its view disappeared in radars. According to statement made by Azerbaijan State Civil Aviation Administration, the aircraft collided with unknown object in the air. It is supposed that the aircraft collided with unknown object in the air. Earlier, a representative of the movement "Taliban" Zabibulla Modzhahid told Afghan media that Azerbaijani plane was shot down by Taliban.

The plane implementing the flight on Baku-Bagram route with 18 tons of cargo took off from Heydar Aliyev International Airport at 21.26 (local time of Baku), on July 5, 2011. Before this flight the plane flied on Kuwait-Baku route and no disorder was recorded during this flight.

Il-76 4K-AZ 55 aircraft was produced in 2005 and last time it passed tech inspection in February of 2011 and next time in June. All 9 members of crew team have been dead. 5 of them are the citizens of Azerbaijan, 4 – Uzbekistan.

APA

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