Registration of crashed Ilyushin Il-76 is confirmed as 4L-GNI and it was carrying humanitarian cargo.
Here's April 2010 photo of Ilyushin Il-76TD (registration 4L-GNI)Click here to see large photo.Aircraft crashed in Karachi was not Russian: CG
KARACHI (December 15, 2010) :
The cargo aircraft crashed on November 28 near Jinnah International Airport was not Russian. The Russian Consul General in Karachi Andrey Demidov on Tuesday while briefing a group of journalists said that a cargo plane Ilyushin Il-76TD, belonged to the Georgian private air company "Sun Way", crashed into residential area two minutes after takeoff from the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi on November 28, 2010.
He said that the plane, board number 4L-GNI, was manufactured in 1984 in Uzbekistan, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Since 1991 this aircraft was assigned to Tbilisi airport (Georgia). The flight number MGC-4412 was bound to Khartoum, Sudan, and carried humanitarian cargo.
The Consul General said there were eight members of the crew on the board, including seven Ukrainians and one Russian citizen. Russian national, Aleksander Ulyanov, held position as a cargo engineer of the aircraft. All the crew members died. The plane crashed into a housing scheme near PNS Bahadur, in the Dalmia neighbourhood of Karachi.
He said that the Pakistani rescue services have collected the eight charred bodies and all the three black boxes. For identification of the bodies a DNA test is needed. As to Russian national, his relatives have already prepared their blood samples, which will be delivered to Karachi soon. The Consulate General of Russia is in regular contact with Pakistani officials.
He said that an investigation team from the Interstate Aviation Committee has come to Karachi on December 06, 2010. This team includes members from the Industrial Enterprise "Saturn" - www.npo-saturn.ru
- (engine manufacturer) and Ilyushin Aviation Complex (www.ilyushin.org
). The investigators have equipment and experience to do their work properly.
The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) is the independent international organisation which was formed on the basis of the intergovernmental Agreement on Civil Aviation and Air Space Use (the Agreement), signed on 30.12.9 1. By present time the participants of the Agreement are Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.Source: www.brecorder.com