Preliminary versions of Azerbaijani aircraft crash in Afghanistan - technical problems
Azerbaijan , Baku, July 7 / Trend T. Jafarov /
According to one of the versions, the Azerbaijani aircraft crashed in Afghanistan near the Parwan province in connection with technical problems. The plane burst into flames in mid air, Parwan province governor Basir Salangi told Trend.
The fire started before hitting the mountain, he said.
The governor said that t he aircraft was completely burned. Search operations continued until evening. All remains that were found at the crash site were transported to the center of the Parwan province. Afterwards, work stopped as the crash site was determined as too dangerous, reachable only by foot, the governor said.
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 at approximately 25 km from the Kabul airport at an altitude of 4 km.
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).