Afghanistan: A cargo plane crashed

A cargo plane of the company Silk Way Azerbaijan crashed in Parwan province about 70 km northwest of Kabul on Tuesday, said the Air Administration of Azerbaijan on Wednesday.

“The aircraft was a cargo plane Ilyushin-76 carrying only crew that consists of usually 8 to 9 people,” said the speaker of the agency.

Agence France-Presse said, referring to a senior source at the Afghan Ministry of Interior, the aircraft was chartered by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

In turn, a spokesman for ISAF, Major Tim James said the aircraft had crashed against a mountain at 3,800 meters. “This is not an ISAF aircraft. From what we know is a chartered aircraft, we want to know if it was chartered by ISAF,” said the commander. He said there were no hostilities in the region at the time of the disaster.

Before the crash, the crew has provided no information on possible technical failures in the aircraft. By some estimates, the aircraft could collide with an unidentified flying object.

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