Afghan plane crash: US jet comes down in Taliban territory
27 January 2020
The US military has confirmed one of its planes crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.
Officials told the media there were no indications it had been brought down by enemy activity.
The aircraft crashed in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, an area with a strong Taliban presence.
Afghan authorities initially said it belonged to state-owned airline Ariana, but the company issued a denial, saying all its planes were accounted for.
The Pentagon has not released further details and it is unclear how many people were on board.
Taliban social media accounts have posted unverified footage showing a burnt-out plane with US Air Force markings.
The video shows a Bombardier E-11A - the type of jet used by the US Air Force for electronic surveillance over Afghanistan.