Afghanistan passenger jet ‘carrying 83 people’ crashes in Taliban area
AKIPRESS.COM – Casualties are feared after a plane reportedly carrying more than 80 people crashed and burst into flames in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan, media reports say.
Local officials said an 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.