: Azerbaijani Silk Way cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan

11:38 May. 19, 2016

Azerbaijani Silk Way cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan

Antonov An-12 plane of Silk Way Airlines (Photo source: wikimedia.org)

Seven people are killed, including Ukrainians 

A cargo plane of Azerbaijani Silk Way company crashed in Afghanistan, killing seven out of nine people on board, according to the preliminary information released by Azerbaijani Report news agency said.

According to Report, Azerbaijani State Aviation Administration said in a statement on the crash: "An-12 cargo plane, rented from Silk Way for cargo shipping purposes, crashed in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan, while it was taking off from Dwyer Airport at 18:30 Baku time."

"There were an Uzbek (captain), three Ukrainian and five Azerbaijani citizens on board," the administration said.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported on May 19 that two Ukrainians were killed and one more severely injured.

The investigation of the accident is underway.

 

 



comments powered by Disqus

RELATED NEWS

News15:27 Dec. 4, 2016
Shootout during a Spec Op: 5 policemen dead
News16:00 Nov. 28, 2016
Suspension mechanism to be dicussed on November 29 - RFE/RL
News12:15 Nov. 25, 2016
Record number of ceasefire violations in Donbas since 2014 - OSCE
News18:40 Nov. 24, 2016
Iraq suicide attack: at least 80 killed
News18:27 Nov. 24, 2016
European Council president speaks Ukrainian at Brussels summit
Ukraine Today WEEKLY DIGEST
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe
vk154998