Insurance payments on Azerbaijani plane in Afghanistan crash to be determined

Business Materials 7 July 2011 12:36 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 7 / Trend A. Akhundov /

"Ipek Yolu" insurance company will determine the insurance payments in connection with the crash of the Azerbaijani aircraft in Afghanistan after a special commission investigating the incident will complete its work and determine the cause of the crash, the chairman of the insurance company Niyazi Imanov said.

The aircraft was insured by the "Ipek Yolu" company.

The Afghan Airspace Control Service reported that the connection with the cargo plane Silk Way was lost at 00:10 (2:10 Baku time) on July 6, not far from Bagram airport, when the plane disappeared from radar. At the same time the dispatcher managing the aircraft notified that a flash occurred at approximately 25 km from the Kabul airport at an altitude of 4 km.
It is assumed that the plane may have encountered an unknown object in the air, as information about an emergency situation was not reported by the flight crew until the connection was lost.

A total of 18 tons of cargo was 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).