Head of commission: Nor photo or video of the Afghanistan-crashed Azerbaijani plane has been shot

Head of commission: Nor photo or video of the Afghanistan-crashed Azerbaijani plane has been shot
# 09 July 2011 12:36 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ali Ahmadov – APA. “No person, official representative from Afghanistan or Azerbaijan has visited the site of crash, nor photo or video has been shot there,” Azerbaijani co-chair of the commission set up to investigate the causes of the Azerbaijani plane’s crash in Afghanistan, vice-president of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) Ilham Amirov said at the press conference, APA reports. He said the photo and video materials posted on the internet concerning the accident, have nothing to do with this crash.
“We have studied these photos and determined that they are photos of old accidents and other planes,” he said.

Head of the commission said maybe some from the neighboring village went to the site and took photos.
“If a media outlet has obtained these photos, they must be given to the commission. If someone has such photos, please approach to me – head of the commission, and say who and when was there. As Azerbaijani citizens, help us to carry out accurate investigation. If there are such materials, we will highly appreciate it. If there are no such photos, people must not be misled,” he said.

The commission set up for investigation of accident took place in Afghanistan is represented by the representatives of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and IFAS. There are representatives of Silk Way avia company inside the commission too.

On July 6, 2011, at about 00.10, while preparing to land in Bagram airport, the communication with IL-76 4K-AZ 55 belonging to Azerbaijan’s Silk Way aviation company suddenly broke off and its view disappeared in radars. According to statement made by Azerbaijan State Civil Aviation Administration, the aircraft collided with unknown object in the air. It is supposed that the aircraft collided with unknown object in the air. Earlier, a representative of the movement "Taliban" Zabibulla Modzhahid told Afghan media that Azerbaijani plane was shot down by Taliban.

The plane implementing the flight on Baku-Bagram route with 18 tons of cargo took off from Heydar Aliyev International Airport at 21.26 (local time of Baku), on July 5, 2011. Before this flight the plane flied on Kuwait-Baku route and no disorder was recorded during this flight.

İl-76 4K-AZ 55 aircraft was produced in 2005 and last time it passed tech inspection in February of 2011 and next time in June. All 9 members of crew team have been dead. 5 of them are the citizens of Azerbaijan, 4 – Uzbekistan.
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