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Identification of dead bodies of crew members of Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan requires DNA examination

Business Materials 23 July 2011 10:52
Tests were conducted on relatives of crew members of the Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan on the night of July 6 to conduct DNA examination in order to identify remains of the victims' dead bodies, a member of the Azerbaijani commission on investigation of the accident Adil Gasimov told Trend.
Identification of dead bodies of crew members of Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan requires DNA examination

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 23 / Trend, S.Aliyev /

Tests were conducted on relatives of crew members of the Azerbaijani plane crashed in Afghanistan on the night of July 6 to conduct DNA examination in order to identify remains of the victims' dead bodies, a member of the Azerbaijani commission on investigation of the accident Adil Gasimov told Trend.

"Dead bodies that will be identified as a result of DNA examination will be returned to relatives. Those, whose dead bodies can not be identified will be declared missing," Gasimov, advisor to the Silk Way Airlines Director, said.

He said the remains of bodies will be delivered to Baku soon.

The remains of dead bodies of crew members of the airplane of the Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines crashed in Afghanistan have been found and are at a city hospital in Kabul, a representative of Azerbaijani Embassy in Pakistan and Afghanistan told Trend yesterday.
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.

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