Pilot Rashad Atakishiyev granted a status of martyr -EXCLUSIVE

Rashad Atakishiyev

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# 07 May 2021 11:06 (UTC +04:00)

The pilot of MiG-29 aircraft of Military Air Forces, Colonel-Lieutenant Rashad Atakishiyev has been granted a status of martyr, said State Service for Mobilization and Conscription as a response to APA's query.

According to Article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Perpetuating the Memory of Martyr and Benefits of Families of Martyrs”, the deceased has been granted a status of “Martyr”, his family a status of “Family of Martyr”

Note that on July 24, 2019, at about 22.00, the MiG-29 of the Air Force, which was conducting training flights according to the plan, was suddenly cut off from communication and the aircraft disappeared from radars. On August 29, the body of Atakishiyev Rashad, pilot of MiG-29 plane, lieutenant colonel was found and removed from the sea. On August 21, he was buried in the second Alley of Honor.