Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
The bodies of seven crew members of the AN-12 cargo aircraft of Azerbaijan's Silk Way crashed May 18 in Afghanistan have been delivered to Baku, and the necessary forensic medical examination will be carried out afterwards, said the message of the State Civil Aviation Administration of Azerbaijan May 20.
The aircraft crashed while taking off at Afghanistan's Dwyer airport May 18, at 14:30 (UTC/GMT +4 hours).
The AN-12 was leased from Azerbaijan's Silk Way for cargo transportations in Afghanistan. The aircraft landed in the Dwyer airport after leaving Afghanistan's Bagram airfield and was flying to Mary, Turkmenistan, for refueling. There was no cargo on board.
The rented aircraft had an international crew, which included a citizen of Uzbekistan (captain), three citizens of Ukraine and five Azerbaijani nationals.
According to the available information, technicians Andrey Ganzha and Ramzi Aliyev survived the crash and their health condition is stable.
In addition, "black boxes" of the crashed AN-12 aircraft have been delivered to Baku in satisfactory condition. The Azerbaijani side will engage in deciphering of the "black boxes" in cooperation with experts of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC).
Representatives of the commission established by the State Civil Aviation Administration of Azerbaijan continue to work at the scene.