Azeri President expresses condolences on jet crash near Baku

Politics Materials 24 December 2005 14:41 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev expressed his condolences in connection with the jet crash near Baku.

The head of state voiced his condolences to the people of Azerbaijan, members of the perished citizens of Azerbaijan and different foreign countries.

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.