Ambassador: ICAO to decode flight recorder of Azerbaijani aircraft crashed in Afghanistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18 / Trend S. Aliyev /
The "flight recorder" of the aircraft crashed in Afghanistan has been found today by the U.S. military. It will be delivered to the office of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for decoding in the nearest future, Azerbaijani ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Dashgin Shikarov told Trend.
The flight recorder has been already sent to the Afghani Ministry of Transport, the ambassador said.
One failed to transport the bodies of nine crew members from the crash site.
Five members of the nine-person crew on the "Azerbaijan Airlines" cargo aircraft were Azerbaijani citizens. The other victims were Uzbekcitizens, the ambassador said. All crew members of the "Azerbaijan Airlines" cargo aircraft were killed.
The 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 with a carrying capacity of 40 tons was built in 2005 and passed a full inspection in February 2011. It passed the subsequent inspection in June 2011.