Commission investigating Azerbaijani aircraft crash in Afghanistan returns to Baku
Azerbaijan , Baku, July 21 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Commission members responsible for investigating the causes of the Azerbaijani aircraft which crashed in Afghanistan last week, returned to Baku last night, a diplomatic source told Trend.
"The commission members will return to Afghanistan to continue investigating the crash of the Azerbaijani plane, as well as revealing and transporting the bodies of crew members to their homeland after the visa and security issues of their stay in Afghanistan are resolved", the source said.
Today the situation with Afghanistan's security issues is rather complex. It is dangerous for Azerbaijan, a representative and member country of the coalition forces, to stay in this country, the source said.
The "flight recorder" of the aircraft was found several days ago by the U.S. military and still remains in Afghanistan. It will be delivered to the office of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for decoding in the near future, Azerbaijani ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Dashgin Shikarov earlier told Trend.
The flight recorder has already been 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 Uzbek citizens, 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. The plane passed a full inspection in February 2011 and a subsequent inspection in June 2011.