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Commission member: Operations underway till concrete result is achieved

Business Materials 18 July 2011 14:32
The negotiations will be continued to reach the crash site of Il-76 in Afghanistan and to transport the bodies of crew members till a concrete result is achieved, a member of the Azerbaijani commission, Advisor to the Silk Way Airlines Director Adil Gasimov told Trend.
Commission member: Operations underway till concrete result is achieved

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18 / Trend S. Aliyev /

The negotiations will be continued to reach the crash site of Il-76 in Afghanistan and to transport the bodies of crew members till a concrete result is achieved, a member of the Azerbaijani commission, Advisor to the Silk Way Airlines Director Adil Gasimov told Trend.

He said that the second IL -76, owned by the airline, is constantly in Afghanistan to transport the dead crew members to Azerbaijan.

Five members of the nine-person crew on the "Azerbaijan Airlines" cargo aircraft were Azerbaijani citizens. The other victims were Uzbekcitizens, the ambassador said. All crew members of the "Azerbaijan Airlines" cargo aircraft were killed.

The cargo aircraft IL-76 4K-AZ 55 of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way crashed at 2:10 a.m. [Baku time] on Tuesday in the Afghan province of Parwan, north of Kabul.

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.

An Azerbaijani commission to investigate the causes of the Azerbaijani plane crash in Afghanistan has stated that one of the priority versions of the plane crash is that 'Taliban shot down it'.

"The version that Taliban shot down the Azerbaijani cargo plane in Afghanistan is one of the priorities," Deputy Director General of Azerbaijan Airlines Ilham Amirov said at a news conference.

Azerbaijan has officially sent the second note to the Afghan Foreign Ministry for assistance in the delivery of the dead bodies of the crew members of the Azerbaijani plane crashed in the country.

The commission members, who are in Kabul, still could not get the crash site due to the difficult situation there.

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