Azerbaijan plane crashes in Afghanistan, 7 killed

Published on : Thursday, May 19, 2016

plane crashA plane belonging to Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan crashed in south Afghanistan killing seven people, according to a U.S. military spokesman in Afghanistan.

The spokesman said Thursday the plane had been carrying nine people when it crashed on take-off from Camp Dwyer, a military airport in Helmand province on Wednesday.

He said two survivors were flown to Kandahar Airfield for treatment. The passengers are believed to be east European, the spokesman added.

There was “no military involvement” in the crash, he said, adding that one of the plane’s wings clipped the runway as it was taking off at 2.30 p.m. local time.

No Silk Way Airlines representative could be reached immediately for comments.

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2 Responses to Azerbaijan plane crashes in Afghanistan, 7 killed

  1. Roni says:

    Something is terribly wrong with aeroplanes crashing down everyday. We as passengers ought to think thrice ,when we are making the decision of which airline to use. The aerial dynamics have changed,so should the engineering. May their souls rest in peace.

  2. Kamaal Ahmed says:

    Looks like this is going beyond limits. this has now become a regular feature. looks like rules, regulations, strict policies about the status of the plane and the pilots is going down hill. is there any control on guidelines which airlines need to follow. ?????

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