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Commission member: All forces focused on searching remains of crashed Azerbaijani plane

Politics Materials 11 July 2011 19:55
Members of the commission is firstly trying to find and pick up the remains of the crashed Azerbaijani plane, and all the forces have focused on this, a member of the commission to investigate the incident, advisor to the director SilkWay Company Adil Gasimov told Trend on Monday.
Commission member: All forces focused on searching remains of crashed Azerbaijani plane

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 11 /Trend, M.Aliyev/

Members of the commission is firstly trying to find and pick up the remains of the crashed Azerbaijani plane, and all the forces have focused on this, a member of the commission to investigate the incident, advisor to the director SilkWay Company Adil Gasimov told Trend on Monday.

He said the representatives of the special commission to investigate the causes of the plane crash can not climb mountains because of shelling.

Local police, municipal authorities are appealing to local residents help in search, Gasimov said. "The real situation is very serious," said a member of the commission.

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.

Nine crew members and a total of 18 tons of cargo were on board the plane 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 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.

An Azerbaijani commission to investigate the causes of the Azerbaijani plane crash in Afghanistan has stated that one of the priority versions of the plane crash is that 'Taliban shot down it'.

"The version that Taliban shot down the Azerbaijani cargo plane in Afghanistan is one of the priorities," Deputy Director General of Azerbaijan Airlines Ilham Amirov said at a news conference.

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