In the wake of the recent plane crash in Afghanistan, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry issued a statement clarifying that the involved aircraft is neither an Indian scheduled aircraft nor a non-scheduled (NSOP)/charter aircraft. Contrary to initial reports, the aircraft is identified as a Moroccan-registered small plane, dispelling earlier speculations of it being an Indian flight traveling from Delhi to Moscow.
The official announcement from the Civil Aviation Ministry, posted on X (formerly Twitter), sought to rectify the confusion surrounding the incident. “The unfortunate plane crash that has just occurred in Afghanistan is neither an Indian scheduled aircraft nor a non-scheduled (NSOP)/charter aircraft. It is a Moroccan registered small aircraft. More details are awaited.”
Earlier reports from Afghan local media had suggested that the plane might have been flying from Delhi to Moscow. However, the clarification emphasizes that the aircraft involved in the crash is not affiliated with the Indian aviation sector.
Russian aviation authorities, responding to the incident, disclosed that the missing plane, registered in Russia, was a charter ambulance flight. The flight reportedly had six individuals on board and was en route from India, transiting via Uzbekistan to Moscow. The aircraft, identified as a French-made Dassault Falcon 10 jet manufactured in 1978, disappeared from radar screens over Afghanistan.
The crash site, located in Badakhshan province near the border with China, Tajikistan, and Pakistan, remains unknown at this time. Local authorities in Afghanistan have initiated response efforts, but precise details about the accident are pending.
Zabihullah Amiri, head of the provincial information department, commented on the situation, stating, “The plane has crashed, but the location is not known yet. We have sent teams, but they have not arrived yet.” The Hindu Kush mountain range traverses the province, home to Afghanistan’s highest peak, Mount Noshaq, standing at 7,492 meters.
As the investigation unfolds, additional information is anticipated to provide clarity on the circumstances surrounding the crash and the fate of those on board the Moroccan-registered aircraft.
Sources By agencies