Saturday, February 24, 2024

Private Russian jet with six onboard crashes in Afghanistan

A private Russian jet with six passengers has crashed at a remote area in Afghanistan even though the pilot and some of those onboard survived the incident.

The Saturday incident happed at Badakhshan province where it is known for its mountains as a team of rescuers was dispatched immediately after it happened.

Confirming the incident was the Taliban’s Transportation and Civil Aviation Ministry who said that the plane was found near the Aruz Koh mountain at Kuf Ab district.

“According to the pilot, four people including the pilot are alive. … The search and assistance of the Islamic Emirate investigation team for the remaining survivors is ongoing.” read the report

Russian civil aviation authorities confirmed that a Dassault Falcon 10 went missing with a few crew members and two passengers after it stopped communicating and disappeared off the radar.

As at the time of the crash, the plane is reported to have been used a private charter ambulance built in 1978 and owned by the Athletic Group LLC and a private individual.

A Russian investigative committee has confirmed that it will open a criminal case on alleged violation of air safety rules and negligence.

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