A thriller aircraft crashed Monday in Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, south of the capital, Afghan officers mentioned. It was not instantly clear how many individuals have been on board the aircraft. Ariana Afghan Airways denied stories that it was certainly one of its passenger jets that had come down.
Provincial authorities spokesman Arif Noori instructed CBS Information’ Ahmad Mukhtar the aircraft appeared to have been a flight between the southern metropolis of Kandahar and the capital Kabul, about 200 miles to the north. Ghazni province is between these two places.
Noori mentioned the physique of two pilots was discovered on the crash web site and that the aircraft was utterly destroyed. He didn’t point out some other casualties. Noori mentioned it didn’t belong to an Afghan provider, however couldn’t confirmed who was working the plane.
Later, some specialists reported that it was in all probability E-11A plane assigned to 430th Expeditionary Digital Fight Squadron. Wreck of a aircraft crashed right this moment in Afghanistan seems wish to be a U.S. Air Pressure Bombardier World 6000 / E-11A “BACN” (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node).
The reason for the crash stays unclear, and no particulars about casualties have been given.
Additionally in social media was launched brief footage that confirmed wreck of a aircraft with U.S. Air Forces emblem.
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E-11A is the navy variant of the civil Bombardier BD-700 World Specific to be used as overhead communications-relay platform in SW Asia. It carries Northrop Grumman Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, or BACN, permitting disparate battlefield communications techniques to share information. BACN was deployed on a check Bombardier BD-700 & initially designated RC-700A beneath reconnaissance classification. Re-designated E-11A beneath particular electronics set up class.
The Taliban mentioned it had shot down a U.S. navy aircraft within the central Afghan province of Ghazni, killing all personnel on board.
“The aircraft, which was on an intelligence mission, was introduced down in Sado Khel space of Deh Yak district of Ghazni province,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, mentioned in an announcement, including that everybody on board, together with excessive rating officers, had been killed.