Two Afghan Air Force pilots killed in a military helicopter crash in Baghlan province

WION Web Team KABUL Sep 24, 2020, 11.13 PM(IST)

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"Two AAF pilots lost their lives and no one was hurt on the ground," the statement noted.

Two Afghanistan pilots were killed after an MD 530 Afghan Air Force helicopter crashed in Pul-e-Khumri city, the centre of northern Baghlan province.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday.

"The Afghan Air Force (AAF) MD-530 helicopter crashed in Kaparak locality of Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of Baghlan roughly at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The site of the crash was secured by army personnel," the ministry said in a statement.

"Two AAF pilots lost their lives and no one was hurt on the ground," the statement noted.

The crash was caused by a technical failure, the statement said, adding that the ministry will investigate the incident.

(With inputs from agencies)

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