Airline to provide families of victims with compensation
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 9 / Trend S. Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani company Silk Way, which cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan, said today that the families of the victims will get compensation.
Silk Way president Zaur Akhundov said at a news conference today that each family of the victim will get compensation to the amount of about 100,000 manat. There were nine crew members on board.
He said that Silk Way made 1,700 flights to Afghanistan in 2010. Until recently, the company made 5 flights a day.
"At present, the flights are not made till the investigation is completed," Akhundov said.
Five members of the nine-person crew on the "Azerbaijan Airlines" cargo aircraft were Azerbaijani citizens. The other victims were Uzbek citizens, the ambassador said. All crew members of the "Azerbaijan Airlines" cargo aircraft were killed.
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).
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.