Plane carrying 83 passengers crashes in Taliban-held Afghanistan area

Published: Jan 27, 2020, 16:56 IST | IANS | Mumbai

The passenger plane had 83 people on board when it crashed due to technical reasons

This picture has been used for representational purposes only
This picture has been used for representational purposes only

A Boeing jet belonging to state-owned Ariana Afghan Airlines caught fire and crashed in central Ghazni province in Afghanistan on Monday, a media report quoted officials.

The passenger plane had 83 people on board when it crashed due to technical reasons, Mail Online report quoted officials on the incident. There was no information as yet on the casualties.

Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor's office in Ghazni city, said: "A Boeing plane belonging to the Ariana Afghan Airline crashed in Sado Khel area of Deh Yak district of Ghazni province around 1.10 pm (local time)."

The crash site was around 130km southwest of Kabul and reported to be under Taliban control.

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