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Spokesperson: Azerbaijani plane crashed near Kabul contracted by ISAF

Other News Materials 6 July 2011 11:58
A cargo aircraft of "Azerbaijan Airlines" that crashed in Afghanistan was not a NATO plane, but was contracted by the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), ISAF Spokesperson Mayor Tim James told Trend.
Spokesperson: Azerbaijani plane crashed near Kabul contracted by ISAF

Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 July/ Trend corr. E.Ostapenko/

A cargo aircraft of "Azerbaijan Airlines" that crashed in Afghanistan was not a NATO plane, but was contracted by the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), ISAF Spokesperson Mayor Tim James told Trend.

A cargo aircraft IL-76 4K-AZ 55 of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way crashed at 2:10 a.m. [Baku time] on Tuesday in the Afghan province of Parwan north of Kabul. The plane crashed about 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) up the mountain.

A source in AZAL reported that the crew included two Azerbaijani and six Uzbek citizens.

Preliminary reports stated that eight crew members were on board, a representative of the Afghan National Airlines Areana said.

So far, he said, the exact site of the crash is not yet known. Local police and army units are still carrying out the search, RIA Novosti reported.

No insurgent activity was in the area at the time of the crash, Mayor Tim James told Associated Press.

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