Dead-bodies of 20 of 23 victims of jet crash near Baku found

Other News Materials 24 December 2005 12:34 (UTC +04:00)

Dead-bodies of 20 of 23 victims of jet crash near Baku have been found, Togrul Rahimov, the head of the Sabunchi District Police Department, told a correspondent of Trend.

According to Rahimov, it was not so difficult to extract the dead-bodies as the aircraft crashed down on the seashore. Nevertheless, the remains of three dead-bodies were not found, though their names were identified. So, the search continues, he added. Moreover, the work over extraction of remains of the airliner and search of the flight recorder continue.

Experts of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Interior Ministry and AZAL state company continue work in the scene of accident.

Jet crash took place on Friday at 22:27 [local hours]. AN-100-140 airliner, belonging to AZAL state company, took off Heydar Aliyev international airport at 22:19pm [local hours] to carry out Baku-Aktau flight. Within several minutes the communication with the aircraft interrupted and it disappeared from the display of the radars. Within 8 minutes of the flight the operator at the airports received a signal on the crash of AN-100-140. To diminish the scale of the crash the pilots were directed the airliner to the sea nearby. The initial data excludes any possibility of terror attack.