Bodies from Silk Way plane crash to be given to relatives
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
The bodies of crew members of the Silkway plane that had crashed, will be delivered to their relatives.
According to the current results of the forensics carried out in Baku, the prosecuting authorities have agreed for the relatives to have the bodies of the three crew members of the Silkway plane that had crashed on May 18 in Afghanistan.
The deceased crew members are Nadir Rzayev, Firdousi Shahverdiyev and Azer Zulfiev.
The aircraft crashed while taking off at Afghanistan's Dwyer airport May 18, at 14:30 (UTC/GMT +4 hours).
The AN-12 was leased from Azerbaijan's Silk Way for cargo transportations in Afghanistan. The aircraft landed in the Dwyer airport after leaving Afghanistan's Bagram airfield and was flying to Mary, Turkmenistan, for refueling. There was no cargo on board.
The rented aircraft had an international crew, which included a citizen of Uzbekistan (captain), three citizens of Ukraine and five Azerbaijani nationals.
According to the available information, technicians Andrey Ganzha and Ramzi Aliyev survived the crash and their health condition is stable.
In addition, "black boxes" of the crashed AN-12 aircraft have been delivered to Baku in satisfactory condition. The Azerbaijani side will engage in deciphering of the "black boxes" in cooperation with experts of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC).
Representatives of the commission established by the State Civil Aviation Administration of Azerbaijan continue to work at the scene.