"Azerbaijan Airlines" cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan: eight people on board (UPDATE 3)
Details added (the first version was posted at 10:29)
Azerbaijan , Baku, July 6 / Trend T.Jafarov S.Aliyev /
A cargo aircraft IL-76 of "Azerbaijan Airlines" (AZAL) crashed at 2:10 a.m. [Baku time] on Tuesday in the Afghan province of Parwan, north of Kabul, a representative of the Afghan National Airlines Areana told Trend.
The Azerbaijani Civil Aviation Administration confirmed the crash.
A source in AZAL reported that the crew included two Azerbaijani citizens and six Uzbek citizens.
Preliminary reports stated that eight crew members were on board, a representative of the Afghan National Airlines Areana said.
So far, he said, the exact site of the crash is not yet known. Local police and army units are still carrying out the search, RIA Novosti reported.
The Associated Press reported that a large fire occurred at the crash site. British Maj. Tim James, a spokesman for the U.S. led coalition, said the plane, which crashed about 3,800 meters up the mountain, was not a coalition aircraft. He said no insurgent activity was in the area at the time of the crash.