Missing Afghan jet found; 104 believed dead
Saturday, February 5, 2005
Afghan interior ministry spokesman Latfullah Mashal announced the discovery. "The debris of the plane was found around 25 kilometers east of Kabul in a mountainous area called Band-e Ghazi."
The jet had been enroute to Kabul fromwhen it was diverted due to heavy snow. The crew then sought clearance to land across the border in , before it lost contact with air control. 104 persons are reported to have been aboard, including 8 crew members; there are no signs of survivors reported.
The weather conditions have hampered search and rescue efforts. NATO-operated helicopters located the crash site. Afghan police and units from Afghanistan's foreign peacekeeping force are investigating the scene of the crash, according to Mr. Mashal.
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