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Two killed, four injured after Moroccan passenger plane crashes in Topkhana mountains in Afghanistan's Badakhshan

A Moroccan chartered plane travelling to Moscow from India crashed in the mountains of Topkhana alongside the districts of Kuran-Munjan and Zibak of Badakhshan province

The chartered plane was travelling from India to Moscow via Uzbekistan, said Russian civil aviation authorities. (Representative image) (AP)Premium
The chartered plane was travelling from India to Moscow via Uzbekistan, said Russian civil aviation authorities. (Representative image) (AP)

The Taliban officials on Sunday said that at least two people were killed while four others were injured after a charter plane with 6 onboard crashed in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. The plane was traveling from Thailand's Utapao Airport in Pattaya to Moscow via India and Uzbekistan, a Reuters report said. The Russian authorities also confirmed that four people were injured in the crash but didn't reveal the status of the other two.

A Moroccan passenger plane crashed in the mountains of Topkhana alongside the districts of Kuran-Munjan and Zibak of Badakhshan province. Russian authorities have said that a Russian registered plane with six people thought to be on board the plane had disappeared from radar scenes over Afghanistan, reports Reuters.

The chartered plane was traveling from Thailand to Moscow via India and Uzbekistan, Reuters reported quoting Russian civil aviation authorities.

Earlier, Afghanistan's Tolo News had reported the chartered flight to be Indian.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation later clarified that the plane crash that occurred in Afghanistan was neither an Indian Scheduled Aircraft nor a Non-Scheduled (NSOP)/Charter aircraft. It is a Moroccan-registered small aircraft.

A later update posted by news agency ANI quoted a senior Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official saying that the that crashed in the mountains of Topkhana alongside the districts of Kuran-Munjan and Zibak of Badakhshan province, was Moroccan registered DF 10 aircraft.

A plane that crashed in the mountains of Topkhana alongside the districts of Kuran-Munjan and Zibak of Badakhshan province, was Moroccan registered DF 10 aircraft.

Citing the local residents, the Afghan portal Tolo News reported that the plane crashed in the early hours of Sunday.

Reuters quoted Russia's news platform SHOT which claimed that the pilots warned of low fuel in the aircraft minutes before it went off the radar. The report added that the pilots also mentioned that one engine had stopped working.

The reason behind the crash will be clear only after an official investigation.

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Published: 21 Jan 2024, 01:07 PM IST
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