Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Aliyev / The International Aviation Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has already offered its services for decoding the data of the flight recorder of the helicopter of Azerbaijan's AZAL State Concern incurred casualty in the sea on 12 October, said the First Deputy Director General of the State Concern, Sabir Ilyasov.
"Most likely, we will accept their proposals," he said. According to Ilyasov, problems may appear in decoding the data of the flight recorder because it became wet.
According to the First Deputy Director General of the State Concern, search is continuing to find the four missing people who incurred helicopter casualty. Four helicopters, with two belonging to AZAL and two Defense Ministry and ten vessels of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Ministry of Emergency Situations and State Border Service have been involved in the search works.
"Yet the initial reasons of the casualty have not been determined. The helicopter was in a fit condition and the crew was one of the best crews," Ilyasov said.
The helicopter 25152 MI-8 owned by Azalheliokopters was called to the offshore field of Western Apsheron on 12 October at 21:30 due to the worsening in health of the employee of Marine Exploration Drilling Department 'Bayl Limani', Asadov Gahraman, said the Head of SOCAR's Public Affairs and Press Department, Nizameddin Guliyev.
Taking the sick and Shahkayev Zahid, the helicopter fell to the sea several minutes after flying. The crew of the helicopter included four people - Victor Glinenko, Vladimir Nekrasov, Ahmed Aliyev and Javid Ibrahimov.
All relevant State organizations were operatively notified of the casualty. The SOCAR President Rovnak Abdullayev issued an order to send the vessels Garadagh-7, PSK-21, PSK-173, Orion-26, Oil and Gas-10, Virkh-7, Madjik-1, Geophysics, skin-divers in Jalgan-6 vessel, as well as vessels with cranes 'Shirvan- 3' and 'Islam Kerimov to the place of casualty.