Four passengers of the plane that crashed in Afghanistan on the way to the Russian capital Moscow have been rescued alive. The aviation authorities of Russia reported this information. However, the status of the remaining two passengers on the plane has not yet been clarified. They gave this information about the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan.
Two Taliban provincial government officials said the four rescued are currently in the custody of Taliban administration officials. The officials rescued them from the remote hilly area.
The officials also said that two other passengers of the aircraft were killed.
Meanwhile, Taliban government’s top spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the pilot of the crashed plane was among the survivors.
In a statement, Zabihullah Mujahid also said that the search team of the Islamic Emirates continues to search and help the remaining passengers.
The Russian aviation authorities said that the chartered Russian plane went missing in Afghanistan on Saturday night. There were six passengers in the aircraft. Meanwhile, local police in Afghanistan said they received reports of a plane crash.
The plane was a chartered ambulance flight, Russia’s aviation authority said in a statement. It was en route from Pattaya, Thailand via India and Uzbekistan to Moscow. The French-made Falcon-10 model aircraft was manufactured in 1978.
The plane crashed in Badakhshan province. Location of Hindu Kush mountain range in Badakhshan province. Mount Noshak, the highest mountain in Afghanistan, is also located there. Mount Noshak is 24,580 feet high.