The US armed service has verified a person of its planes crashed in jap Afghanistan on Monday.
Col Sonny Leggett said: “Though the lead to of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was induced by enemy fireplace.”
The plane crashed in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, an region with a powerful Taliban existence.
It is unclear how a lot of people today had been on board.
Col Leggett denied Taliban statements that further aircraft experienced crashed.
Taliban social media accounts have posted unverified footage exhibiting a burnt-out plane with US Air Pressure markings.
The online video reveals a Bombardier E-11A – the type of jet used by the US Air Drive for electronic surveillance about Afghanistan.
Afghan authorities experienced in the beginning explained the crash aircraft belonged to condition-owned airline Ariana, but the company rapidly said all its planes were being accounted for.
Even though helicopters have verified susceptible and incident-susceptible in Afghanistan, the reduction of a US mounted-wing plane is relatively uncommon.
But the Taliban are not thought to have the sorts of anti-aircraft missiles required to convey down a significant-flying plane.
The aircraft involved is an E-11A, 1 of only 4 in the whole US Air Drive.
Basically it is an adapted Bombardier government jet, decided on for its potential to fly at substantial altitude and with extended variety. It is packed with electronics: its job is to enable better communications among air and floor forces, and among unique kinds of plane functioning in challenging terrain or applying incompatible details back links.
It is a bit like the wi-fi assortment extender that you put in in a area with a very poor signal. The plane – along with comparable electronics mounted on unmanned units – have played an essential function in the Afghan conflict, where by the mountainous landscape is a big problem for modern day navy communications.