Passenger plane crashes in Afghanistan

Up to 83 people could have been onboard the airliner, media reported. The plane crashed in Taliban-controlled territory.
An Afghan Airlines passenger plane has crashed in Afghanistan. The accident occurred on Monday, January 27, in Ghazni province, Reports Top News. According to the newspaper, there were 83 people on board

According to preliminary information, the liner was on its way from Herat to Kabul.

A spokesman for Ghazni Governor Arif Nouri said the accident occurred in the Deh Yak district of Ghazni province.

The area is said to be under the control of the Taliban. The source added that “special forces” had left for the site.

It is the second major plane crash since the beginning of the year after a Ukrainian plane with 176 people on board was shot down in Iran.

At the same time, last year the number of victims of plane crashes almost halved compared to 2018 and amounted to 293 people. The year was the third safest in the history of civil aviation since the Second World War. Fewer people died in 2013 and 2017 alone.

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