Clarification: Northern Afghanistan Plane Crash Not Involving Indian Aircraft, Confirms Aviation Ministry


In a tragic incident, a Moroccan-registered DF-10 aircraft met with a crash in the mountainous terrain of Topkhana, spanning the Kuran-Munjan district and Zibak of Badakhshan province. The ill-fated plane, identified as a DF-10, was engaged in a flight that ended abruptly in the challenging topography of the region. The crash site is situated amidst the picturesque but challenging landscapes of Topkhana, highlighting the complexities of the rescue and recovery efforts. Details surrounding the circumstances of the crash and the potential casualties remain under investigation, adding an element of somber uncertainty to this unfortunate event.

Non-Indian Aircraft Involved: Small Air Ambulance Crashes in Northern Afghanistan en Route from Thailand to Moscow.

Non-Indian Aircraft Involved: Small Air Ambulance Crashes in Northern Afghanistan en Route from Thailand to Moscow.

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In a tragic development reported by Reuters, a plane crashed on Saturday night in the remote mountainous terrain of Badakshan province in northern Afghanistan. Local police officials were cited as sources for the information surrounding this incident, highlighting the challenges posed by the rugged landscape. The remote nature of the crash site adds complexity to the ongoing efforts to assess the situation and respond to the emergency. As details emerge, the aviation authorities and rescue teams are faced with the intricate task of navigating the challenging geography to unravel the circumstances surrounding the crash and address the aftermath of this unfortunate event.

In a clarifying statement, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has explicitly stated that the plane involved in the tragic crash in the mountains of Afghanistan was neither an Indian-scheduled aircraft nor a non-scheduled (NSOP)/Charter aircraft. This clarification seeks to dispel any misconceptions or speculations surrounding the nationality and operational category of the aircraft, emphasizing that it did not fall within the purview of Indian-scheduled services or non-scheduled/charter operations. As investigations unfold, this clarification provides initial clarity on the aircraft’s status and its non-involvement in Indian aviation operations.

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In a distressing turn of events, a Moroccan-registered DF-10 aircraft met with a tragic crash in the challenging mountains of Topkhana, spanning the districts of Kuran-Munjan and Zibak in Badakhshan province. A senior official from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) provided this information, shedding light on the aircraft’s registration details and the precarious location of the crash. As the investigation unfolds, the focus remains on understanding the circumstances surrounding the incident and the potential impact on the aviation community. The mention of the aircraft’s Moroccan registration adds an international dimension to the unfortunate event, requiring collaborative efforts in addressing the aftermath and ensuring a thorough examination of the incident.

As the details surrounding the tragic plane crash in the mountains of Afghanistan continue to emerge, local authorities have yet to officially confirm the type of aircraft involved and the number of casualties. Concurrently, Russian aviation authorities reported the loss of contact with a Russian-registered plane, a French-made Dassault Falcon 10 jet, carrying six passengers over Afghanistan on Saturday evening. Reuters provided additional information, stating that the plane was a charter flight originating from India, transiting via Uzbekistan, and destined for Moscow.

In a clarifying statement, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation specified that the aircraft in question was an air ambulance on a journey from Thailand to Moscow. Notably, the plane made a stop at Gaya Airport for refuelling purposes. The unfolding details underscore the international nature of the incident and highlight the complexities surrounding the crash investigation, as authorities work to ascertain the full scope of the tragedy and its impact on those involved.

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