Aircraft crashes at base in Afghanistan
Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 20:12
  
Kabul: A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff on Monday, the US-led military coalition said.

It is not immediately known if there were casualties. Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition denied that, said in a statement, "Taliban's claims are false. There was no enemy activity or involvement during this incident."

The coalition said emergency crews rushed to the scene and were assessing the situation. Capt Luca Carniel, a coalition spokesman, said the aircraft crashed from a low altitude right after takeoff. He had no information about how many people were on board or the name of the company operating the aircraft.

PTI


First Published: Monday, April 29, 2013, 20:12


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