Afghan National Army Mil Mi-17 Helicopter Crashes In Takhar While Landing

Afghan National Army Mil Mi-17 Helicopter Crashes In Takhar While Landing
Credits: reporterly

The Afghan National Army Mil Mi-17 helicopter crashed while landing as a result of a technical malfunction. There were no fatalities.

The helicopter of Mi-17 typehad departedarmy’s 217th Pamir Corps in Kunduz and crashed while landing in Rustaq district of Takhar province, MoD said in a statement.

Provincial officials confirmed that an army helicopter that was flying to Rustaq district of Takhar crashed on Tuesday afternoon.

Spokesperson for the Takhar governor, Mohammad Javad Hijri, told Reporterly, that the helicopter was transporting wounded defence and security forces to the district.

There were 12 people on board when the helicopter crashed while landing, due to technical problems.

Due to its short distance from the ground, only two of the people onboard were superficially injured.

The Ministry of Defence has not commented on the crash yet.

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