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28 February 2020


Plane crashes in Taliban area

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The Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 737-400 crashed and exploded into flames in territory controlled by the Taliban in remote and mountainous Deh Yak district, south-west of Kabul.

Axar.az reports citing Mirror, casualties are feared after a plane reportedly carrying more than 80 people crashed and burst into flames in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan.

The Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 737-400 went down in remote and mountainous Deh Yak district in eastern Ghazni province.

The fate of the passengers and crew was unknown and there were conflicting reports about the departure city and destination.

Local media said 83 people were on board flight FG507 when the state-owned plane went down south-west of Kabul at about 1.15pm local time on Monday.

According to reports, members of the Taliban were at the crash site and attempting to put out a fire, and Afghan special forces were on their way to the scene.

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The plane crashed in Afghanistan belongs to the Afghan Army. About it reports RIA Novosti with reference to a private source.

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