• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Passenger plane crashes in eastern Afghanistan


Ghazni, Jan 27: A passenger aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Monday, officials said, but it was not immediately clear how many people were on board, or if it was a passenger or military jet.

Passenger plane crashes in eastern Afghanistan

"At around 1:10 pm (0840 GMT) a plane crashed in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province. The plane is on fire and the villagers are trying to put it out. We still don't know if it is a military or commercial plane," Aref Noori, Ghazni's governor's spokesman, said.

Earlier, another Ukrainian passenger plane, Boeing 73 crashed outside Tehran earlier this month, killing all 170 people carrying on board.

In 2005, the last major commercial air crash occurred in Afghanistan. During, landing in snowy weather the Kam Air flight from western Herat to the capital Kabul crashed into the mountains.

Ukraine plane crash: Among 170 killed 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians; Prez warns against 'speculation'

In another incident, the most spectacular one was in 2013 when an American Boeing 747 cargo jet crashed shortly after its takeoff from Bagram airbase north of Kabul en route to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. All seven crew members were killed.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more