Civilian plane crashed in Afghanistan


Civilian plane crashed in Afghanistan

No reports of casualties

A civilian plane Crashed today in Eastern Afghan province Ghazni. The passenger plane crashed around mid afternoon. The Afghan government has confirmed the crashed but provided no details about number of passengers and crew members on board. The rural areas of Ghazni province are under the control of Afghan Taliban fighters.

Social media was rife with suggestions that the plane was from the state-owned Ariana Afghan Airlines- however, the company said the rumours were “not true”. “All the flights of Ariana Afghan Airlines have been completed normally,” a statement on the carrier’s verified Facebook page read.

“There has been an airline crash but it does not belong to Ariana because the two flights managed by Ariana today from Herat to Kabul and Herat to Delhi are safe,” Mirzakwal told Reuters. Earlier Afghan government official told the media that afghan national carrier Ariana airline’s plane crashed in Ghazni province. 

The crash of military flights, particularly helicopters, are common in Afghanistan where inclement weather and creaky aircraft are often pressed to their limits in the war-torn country where insurgents have been known to target helicopters.
                                                         International desk
                        

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