Month needed to examine remains of crew members of Azerbaijani plane crash in Afghanistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend, K. Zarbaliyeva /
A forensic medical examination of the remains of the crew members of the Azerbaijani plane crash in Afghanistan has begun, Director General of the Union of Forensic Examination and Pathology of the Health Ministry Shakir Musayev told Trend.
The remains of the crew members were transferred to the Union, Musayev said. Experts will hold six types of examinations to establish the identity and causes of the crew members' deaths. They are molecular-genetic, forensic-biological, medical- criminalistics, forensic-chemical, forensic-histological, and forensic-medical examinations.
Examinations will take about a month, Musayev said. He added that the material-technical foundation and staff proficiency in the Union will enable all issues relating to the examination to be addressed.
An airplane owned by the Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines crashed in Afghanistan on the night of July 6.
Five members of the nine-person crew on the Silk Way Company cargo aircraft IL-76 4K - AZ 55 were Azerbaijani citizens. The other victims were Uzbek citizens. All crew members onboard 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.