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Ambassador: Remains of Azerbaijani crew in Afghanistan soon to be delivered to Baku

Other News Materials 7 July 2011 17:06
The remains of an Azerbaijani aircraft's crew that crashed in Afghanistan will soon be delivered to Baku, Azerbaijani ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Dashgin Shikarov told Trend.
Ambassador: Remains of Azerbaijani crew in Afghanistan soon to be delivered to Baku

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 7 / Trend S. Agayeva /

The remains of an Azerbaijani aircraft's crew that crashed in Afghanistan will soon be delivered to Baku, Azerbaijani ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Dashgin Shikarov told Trend.

He said the remains of eight crew members have been found. The body of the last victim is being searched.

"The remains of the victims may be identified," he said. "The genetic examination will be held soon to identify the bodies.

He added that the place of holding the examination is not known.

The Azerbaijani side considers unsafe to send relatives of those killed to the crash site, the diplomat said.

The diplomat said that a technical malfunction is not the cause. "From a technical point of view, the aircraft met all requirements," he said. "The aircraft was operated by an experienced crew."

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).

The representatives of a special commission investigating the causes of the Azerbaijani aircraft crash arrived and are preparing to visit the alleged crash site, a member of the commission investigating the aircraft crash, Advisor to the Silk Way Airlines Director Adil Gasimov
told Trend .

He underscored that the commission's work is supported by the ISAF and the State Administration of Afghanistan.

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