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Commission to leave for Afghanistan to investigate causes of Azerbaijani plane crash

Other News Materials 6 July 2011 22:13
The commission for investigation of the causes of the Azerbaijani plane crash is leaving for Afghanistan tonight at 3:30 on the Baku time, a member of the commission, the advisor to head of Silk Way Airlines Adil Gasimov said to Trend on Wednesday
Commission to leave for Afghanistan to investigate causes of Azerbaijani plane crash

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 6 /Trend/

The commission for investigation of the causes of the Azerbaijani plane crash is leaving for Afghanistan tonight at 3:30 on the Baku time, a member of the commission, the advisor to head of Silk Way Airlines Adil Gasimov said to Trend on Wednesday.

More exact information about the causes of the incident and the fate of the crew will be provided after the committee members arrive in the scene, Gasimov said.

Nine crew members were on board a cargo aircraft IL-76 4K-AZ 55 of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way, which crashed at 2:10 a.m. [Baku time] on Tuesday in the Afghan province of Parwan north of Kabul.

The Afghan Airspace Control Service reported that connection with the cargo plane Silk Way was lost at 00:10 (2:10 Baku time) on July 6 not far from Bagram airport, when the plane disappeared from radar. At the same time the dispatcher managing the aircraft notified that a flash occurred approximately 25 km from the Kabul airport at an altitude of 4 km.

It is assumed that the plane may have encountered an unknown object in the air, as information about an emergency situation was not reported by the flight crew until the connection was lost.
A total of 18 tons of cargo was on board the plane en route from Baku to Bagram.

The plane picked up its cargo at the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport and took off at 21:26 (local time).

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