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Cargo Plane Crashes Near Kabul: Afghan Official

Kabul:  A cargo plane crashed into mountains east of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Tuesday, an Afghan airport official said.The plane with a nine-member crew was flying from Bagram Air Field when it went down 7
PTI October 13, 2010 9:06 IST
PTI
Kabul:  A cargo plane crashed into mountains east of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Tuesday, an Afghan airport official said.The plane with a nine-member crew was flying from Bagram Air Field when it went down 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of the capital, Kabul Airport Director Yaqob Rasoli said.

No information was immediately available on the fate of the crew, he said. The aircraft was carrying supplies for NATO forces in the country, Rasoli said.Bagram, which lies north of Kabul, is the main US military base in Afghanistan.

Weather conditions were clear on Tuesday evening and the cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.

In May, a passenger plane operated by Pamir Airways, a private Afghan airline, crashed while traveling from Kunduz in northern Afghanistan to the capital. All 44 passengers on the plane died.AP