Azerbaijani cargo plane with nine on board crashes in Afghanistan

An Azerbaijani cargo plane with nine crew members on board has crashed in Afghanistan, according to Azerbaijan state aviation authority, Sputnik News reports.

Azerbaijani An-12 cargo plane with nine crew members on board crashed on Wednesday in Afghanistan, a source in Azerbaijan’s Civil Aviation Authority reported.

“A cargo plane belonging to Azerbaijani Silk Way air carrier crashed in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province,” the source told RIA Novosti.

According to Azeri local media, the plane was on loan from Silk Way to carry out cargo missions in Afghanistan, and had an international crew comprising three Ukrainian, five Azeri and one Uzbek nationals.

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