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article imageAirliner with 42 passengers crashes in Afghanistan

By Igor I. Solar     May 17, 2010 in World
Kabul - A passenger plane with 42 people on board, including five foreigners whose nationality is not yet confirmed, crashed in Afghanistan while flying from Kunduz to the capital Kabul.
An Antonov AN-24 plane of Pamir Airways, an Afghan private airline company with 36 passengers and six crew members, disappeared from radar this morning at approximately 0700 GMT. Pamir Airways Flight 112 had just passed by the Hindukush mountain region.
International forces are assisting Afghan authorities in the search for the missing plane in a rugged mountain area. A plane was sent to explore the last known position of the aircraft and two helicopters are also on the way to the region, but clouds and rain are hampering the search.
The Kunduz-Kabul route, which since recently is being covered by Pamir Airways, is heavily used by German journalists reporting on the activities of the troops from Germany stationed in Kunduz.
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