Monday, April 29, 2013

ISAF cargo plane crashes in Bagram

Map of Afghanistan with Parwan highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Parwan highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
CHARIKAR (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) cargo plane crashed in central Parwan province on Monday afternoon, officials said.
The aircraft went soon after takeoff from the US main military base in Bagram at about 4pm, the district police chief, Col Zmarai Nasiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He linked the incident to a technical fault, saying further details were awaited.

In response to an emailed query from Pajhwok, the ISAF media office confirmed the crash. “At 15:30 hours, a civilian cargo aircraft crashed on Bagram Airfield immediately after takeoff.”

Emergency responders were currently on the scene, it said, adding there was no sign of any insurgent activity in the area.

Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed shooting down the plane. The group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said all those on board the plane were killed.

from Pajhwok
By Farid Tanha Apr 29, 2013 - 17:00

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