Information from the Defense Ministry was added (the first version was posted at 14:43)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.11 / Trend, I. Izzet, E. Mehdiyev /
As a result of activities carried out by rescuers-divers of Ministry of Emergency Situations, the place of the helicopter crash was ascertained, the ministry reported.
Body of the second crew member was recovered from water, and the search continues for a third member of the crew.
As reported by Trend earlier, the body of the second crew member of the helicopter that crashed near Baku lieutenant Bahruz Zeynalov was found.
Zeynalov's relatives said his wedding was to be held soon.
Lieutenant Bahruz Zeynalov's wedding was to soon take place, said his relatives.
Earlier, citing relatives, it was reported that the bodies of all victims were found.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry released the names and surnames of crew member who died as a result of a helicopter crash near Baku on Monday.
According to the Ministry, Captain Yashar Ahmadov, Senior Lieutenant Rustam Rustamov and Lieutenant Bahruz Zeynalov were on board the helicopter. The dead body of Rustam Rustamov has been already pulled out of the water.
The Defense Ministry expressed condolences to the families of the helicopter crash victims.
A helicopter belonging to Azerbaijani Air Force disappeared from radar on Monday at 10.30 and crashed near the beach in Shikhov, the Defense Ministry said.
At present, rescue operations are underway, the Defense Ministry said.
As a Trend correspondent reported from the scene, according to preliminary data, the crash was due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. The helicopter fell into the sea at a distance of 250 meters from the shore. Additional entities are involved in the rescue operation. In addition to helicopters from the Emergency Situations Ministry and Defense Ministry, six ships are also involved.
According to witnesses, an explosion was heard when the helicopter crashed.
Four ambulances were sent to the scene, the Baku City Ambulance and Emergency Station told Trend.
The modernization of the Mi-8 helicopter, which ended in 1980, led to the creation of an improved version, the Mi-8MT (designation Mi-17 is for export). The Mi-17 was fitted with 2 TV3-117 engines. The number of crew members on board of these helicopters is three people, while there is passenger seating for 24.
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