UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The command of the forces of the USA in Afghanistan reported that the crashed plane was an American.
“The American Bombardier E-11A crashed today in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan,” said Colonel Sonny Leggett, spokesman for the command, on Twitter.
He also expressed doubt that the Taliban shot down an aircraft.
“While the cause of the crash is being investigated, there is no indication that enemy fire was the cause of the crash. We will provide additional information as it arrives. Taliban statements that another plane crashed are false,” the military said.
It was previously reported that an aircraft crashed in the Afghan province of Ghazni. The representative of the governor of Ghazni, Arif Nuri, said that the plane crashed in the Deh Yak region, which is under the control of the Taliban. According to Ariana News , 83 people were on board.
Initially, it was reported that the crashed plane belonged to Afghan Ariana Afghan Airlines, but airline officials denied this information. RIA Novosti source said the aircraft belonged to the military.
According to Ariana News, the radical Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash. The militants claimed that they shot him down.
The United States uses the Bombardier E-11A for electronic reconnaissance.
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