Aircraft with 83 people on board crashes in eastern Afghanistan

  27 January 2020    Read: 783
  Aircraft with 83 people on board crashes in eastern Afghanistan

A plane has crashed in Ghazni Province in the east of Afghanistan, the 1TV broadcaster reported citing local authorities. 

According to Ariana News, there were 83 people on board the plane.

A spokesman for the provincial governor's office in Ghazni said that the plane crashed in the district of Deh Yak in the eastern part of Ghazni Province. According to the spokesman, the plane was travelling from Herat to Kabul.

There have been conflicting reports about the owner of the plane. Previously, it was reported that the aircraft was an Ariana Afghan Airlines plane.

Pajhwok Afghan News tweeted that the acting CEO of Ariana Afghan Airline has denied the reports, saying that no plane belonging to the company crashed in the region.

However, another source stated that the plane was an Afghan National Army (ANA) aircraft, adding that there is no information about casualties.

There are no immediate reports about the cause of the incident and the number of casualties. The Defence Ministry has not commented on the incident so far.


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