: 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.



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