"The crew of Boeing 747, which crashed on January 16 nearby Manas International Airport, got Bishkek weather and replied that they accepted it. There was no other information," Chairman of the Commission of the Interstate Aviation Committee Leonid Kashirskiy told today at a press conference.
According to him, the aircraft could not fly from Hong Kong to Istanbul. "It flew to Bishkek for refueling. It all depends on the cargo: the higher is the load, the less fuel the aircraft has," he said.
"There was a fuel spillage. The rest fuel, which was on the plane, of course, remained in the land. A very large part left in the left wing. We investigated it. The rest is left in place. Sanitation will be conducted there," Leonid Kashirskiy added.
He noted that the crashed plane was carrying cargo containers. Explosives were not on the board.
Boeing 747 crashed nearby Manas airport on January 16. It followed Hong Kong - Bishkek - Istanbul route and fell on dacha community. It killed 39 people, including crew. Houses have been destroyed.