The Afghan military helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. Both pilots died in the crash.
MD Helicopters MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter crashed after technical difficulties. The helicopter, serial 283 (c/n 0283FF), came down in the Kaparak area of Pul-e-Khumri city in northern Badakhshan (Afghanistan), around 200 km north of Kabul. Both crews did not survive the crash.
The Afghan Ministry of Defence confirmed the incident in a press statement, stating the incident occurred at around 4:30 PM on 24 September 2020. The helicopter was delivered in September 2018.
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.