Plane crash in northern Afghanistan kills at least 43
Monday, May 17, 2010
Officials say an Afghan passenger plane carrying 43 passengers, including six foreigners, has crashed in the mountains of northern Afghanistan.
Authorities say that Kabul.went down earlier today while on its way from the northern city of Kunduz to the capital,
Rescuers were headed to the presumed crash site near thein the mountains, north of the Afghan capital; however, poor weather conditions, including fog, reportedly hampered an aerial search.
"This is terrain that is very, very difficult to reach," said Tom Popyk, a Canadian freelance reporter, to the by telephone.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary said NATO-led forces had been asked to help locate the plane using pilotless drones. NATO said in a statement that it had dispatched a manned aircraft to the last known position of the missing plane; two helicopters were also en route to the area.
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