Dead bodies of crew members of Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan to be delivered to Baku soon (UPDATE)

Dead bodies of crew members of Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan to be delivered to Baku soon (UPDATE)

Azerbaijan , Baku, July 22 / Trend, S.Agayeva /

Details added after the fifth paragraph (the first version was posted at 19:58)

The remains of dead bodies of crew members of the airplane IL-76 of the Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines crashed in Afghanistan on the night of July 6 have been found, Azerbaijani Embassy in Pakistan and Afghanistan told Trend on Friday evening.

"The remains of bodies will be delivered to Baku in the near future," the embassy said.

Five members of the nine-person crew on the Silk Way Company cargo aircraft were Azerbaijani citizens. The other victims were Uzbek citizens. All crew members of the cargo aircraft were killed.

A total of 18 tons of cargo were onboard the plane which was 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 was built in 2005 with a carrying capacity of 40 tons and passed a full inspection in February 2011. It passed the subsequent inspection in June 2011.

Earlier Azerbaijan officially sent a second note to the Afghan Foreign Ministry for assistance in the delivery of the crew members' dead bodies.

According to the embassy official, ​​ Afghanistan 's Interior Ministry has quickly responded to the Azerbaijani side's note. The Afghan Interior Ministry has conducted a large-scale operation, as a result of which fragments of dead bodies of the crew members of the airplane IL-76 were found and delivered to Kabul.

"At present, the remains of dead bodies are at the Davood Khan City Hospital. After the necessary procedures they will be sent to Baku in the shortest period of time," the embassy said.

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