Russian cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan, casualties feared

By on Jul 6, 2011 in Asia, Travel Comments


Russian IL-76 cargo plane file photo
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A Russian IL-76 cargo plane was said to have crashed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 06, 2011, with casualties not yet confirmed but is being feared.

As noted at Xinhua that day, Kabul International Airport President Mohammad Yaqub Rassuli told them that the IL-76 cargo plane carried goods for the military alliance.

The plane was reported to have been traveling from Azerbaijan to Bagram military airfield, when it crashed at around 12:30 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday in Ghorband district of Parwan province, near Kabul.

According to a CNN update, the Azerbaijan Airlines cargo plane has eight NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel on board and all of them did not survive as told to them by a local governor.

As of this writing, Rassuli noted that the cause of the plane crash is not yet known and a thorough investigation will be conducted, with the story still developing.



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