A Russian plane, with six people on boardfell in a mountainous region in the northeast of Afghanistanreported this Sunday, 21, the Russian Civil Aviation Authority Rosaviatsia.
O Falcon 10 aircraftowned by Athletic Group LLC and an individual four crew members and two passengers and operated a “charter” air ambulance flight. According to a statement from the Interfax news agency, the plane flew from Gaya (India) to Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and was then scheduled to fly to Zhukovsky Airport in Moscow.
According to a Russian emergency service source cited by the official Russian agency TASS, “according to preliminary information, the cause of the accident was the failure of both engines.”
The accident occurred on the night of Saturday 20th in the difficulttoaccess mountainous region of Badakhshan province. Afghan authorities sent a team to the site, which is about eight hours' drive from the provincial capital.
Although the Afghan authorities initially mentioned that the plane was an Indian aircraft, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation denied this information on social media.
Since the The Taliban have regained power in AfghanistanIn 2021, international airlines have avoided flying over the country. The few companies that traverse Afghan airspace use the Wakhan Corridor, a sparsely populated region in Badakhshan province between Tajikistan and Pakistan.