Military Aircraft Crashes in Afghanistan
22 October 2009
A senior Afghan intelligence official says a military aircraft crashed in the country's northern region Thursday.
Provincial intelligence chief Abdul Majid Azimi says the aircraft went down in the mountains of Afghanistan's Baghlan province. He says it is unclear if the aircraft involved is a helicopter or a plane or to whom it belonged.
A spokesman for NATO's international coalition in Afghanistan (International Security Assistance Force or ISAF) says there were no immediate reports of a crash involving any of its aircraft.
WOTN Editor: Still too early to know exactly what happened here. With ISAF not reporting any crashed aircraft, yet, PIC Azimi not knowing whether it was fixed wing or a helicopter, this could have been simply an explosion to include premature detonation of a terrorist, a non-military aircraft, or a non-ISAF aircraft. There is also the possibility that this aircraft hasn't yet been reported through ISAF. I'm sure ISAF is doing an active inventory of all aircraft in Afghanistan right now.