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Silk Way Airlines Flight Returns to Slovakia After Bird Strike

Silk Way Airlines flight ZP-4953 made an emergency landing in Bratislava, Slovakia, on April 4th.

The plane was climbing out of Bratislava when the crew reported a bird strike and decided to return.

The plane burned off excess fuel before landing back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Illushin IL-76 Hits Mountain in Afghanistan

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Contact photographer Matthias Bindseil

What: Silk Way Airlines Illushin IL-76TD en route from Baku Azerbaijan to Bagram Air Force Base Afghanistan
Where: Bagram Afghanistan
When: Jul 6th 2011
Who: 9 crew
Why: Carrying 18 tons of automobiles and trailers, the flight took off from Baku and lost radar contact 13.5 miles from Kabul. The plane struck a mountain near Akhshay in the Ghorband/Syahgerd district at 19:40 on Jul 5th. Eight bodies were recovered at 12,500 feet.

The cause of the crash is unknown. The distict chief of Siagerd stated publicly that there was a big explosion heard when the plane struck the mountain.

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