Three of the four crewmembers of the Antonov An-26 plane (all of them Ukrainian), which crashed in Bangladesh, have been found - two are dead and one is in a critical condition, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced, the Interfax News Agency reports.
"According to the Ukrainian Embassy to India, an Antonov An-26 plane crashed off the Bangladesh coast on March 9; it had four crewmembers onboard (all of them Ukrainian citizens). Bangladesh rescuers have found three crewmembers of the aforesaid plane (two are dead and one was taken to a local hospital in a critical condition)," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry informed on its Facebook page.
The Ukrainian Embassy to India is monitoring the search for the fourth Ukrainian citizen and the progress of Bangladesh law enforcement agencies' inquiry into the causes and circumstances of the plane crash, the consular service department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
The Antonov An-26 plane, which crashed in Bangladesh, was manned by a Ukrainian crew, the URGA International Joint Stock Aviation Company, the owner of the crashed plane, told Interfax. "This plane belongs to URGA, it is in a dry lease, and it has a Ukrainian crew," it said.
URGA was founded in 1993 and put on the list of official carriers of the United Nations Organization in 1994. It provides passenger, luggage and cargo transportation to UN missions.