Remains of dead bodies of crew members of Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan may be delivered to Baku tomorrow
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 23 / Trend, S.Agayev /
Remains of dead bodies of crew members of Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan may be delivered to Baku tomorrow, Azerbaijani ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Dashgin Shikarov told Trend on Saturday.
"An Azerbaijani airplane will be sent to Kabul in the next few hours to deliver the remains of crew members' dead bodies to the country, which are now in one of the hospitals in Kabul," Shikarov said. "They may be delivered to Baku no later than tomorrow," he added.
Samples were taken from relatives of crew members of the Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan on the night of July 6 to conduct DNA examination in order to identify remains of the victims' dead bodies, a member of the Azerbaijani commission on investigation of the accident Adil Gasimov told Trend on Saturday.
"Dead bodies that will be identified as a result of DNA examination will be returned to relatives. Those, whose dead bodies can not be identified will be declared missing," Gasimov, advisor to the Silk Way Airlines Director, said.
He said the remains of bodies will be delivered to Baku soon.
The remains of dead bodies of crew members of the airplane of the Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines crashed in Afghanistan have been found and are at a city hospital in Kabul, a representative of Azerbaijani Embassy in Pakistan and Afghanistan told Trend yesterday.
Five members of the nine-person crew on the Silk Way Company cargo aircraft were Azerbaijani citizens. The other victims were Uzbek citizens. All crew members of the cargo aircraft were killed.
A total of 18 tons of cargo were onboard the plane which was 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 plane was built in 2005 with a carrying capacity of 40 tons and passed a full inspection in February 2011. It passed the subsequent inspection in June 2011.