Plane crashes in Afghanistan

Plane crashes in Afghanistan
# 17 May 2010 14:52 (UTC +04:00)
Kabul – APA. An Afghan commercial passenger plane with 43 people on board, including six foreigners, crashed into the mountains of northern Afghanistan due to bad weather on Monday, officials said, APA reports quoting AFP.
The Pamir Airways plane was en route from the northern province of Kunduz to Kabul when it came down over the Hindu Kush mountains. It was not immediately clear whether there were any survivors.
The government said the aircraft lost radio contact about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the capital. It was carrying 38 passengers and five crew, interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told AFP.
"I can confirm that a Pamir Airways plane has crashed over the Salang mountains with 38 passengers and five crew members on board," Bashary said.
"There were some foreigners among the passengers," he added.
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