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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:08 pm

judging from the partial tail number, this seems to be the plane involved:
https://farm1.static.flickr.com/881/396 ... cb96_b.jpg
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:10 pm

asuflyer wrote:
https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1221776171345547266?s=20

This video basically confirms that it is a USAF E-11A BACN (Global Express) that crashed here. The USAF insignia is visible on the engine.


No doubt now. Looks like 11-9358.
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:14 pm

IWMBH wrote:
Reuters: ''A senior defence official in Kabul said no U.S. or NATO forces’ flight had crashed.''


Yeah well, except for the one that did crash.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:24 pm

scbriml wrote:
asuflyer wrote:
https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1221776171345547266?s=20

This video basically confirms that it is a USAF E-11A BACN (Global Express) that crashed here. The USAF insignia is visible on the engine.


No doubt now. Looks like 11-9358.

So I guess this thread will be moved to the Military section... (and knowing a.net pretty well, there will be several new threads here in the CivAv section asking why nobody started a thread...).

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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:26 pm

Would like to know how 83 were onboard.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:26 pm

RolandRat wrote:
E-11A 11-9358


Yeah agree looks like 358 on the tail.
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:33 pm

Arion640 wrote:
Would like to know how 83 were onboard.


Think that is a separate incident with a 737 in Iran

https://www.airlive.net/breaking-engine ... hern-iran/
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:34 pm

Well somebody is going to speculate that this is Iranian revenge so it may as well be me. Makes some sense, Afghanistan was one theatre mentioned where a revenge attack could take place. Has the advantage of not being a direct attack from Iranian soil so won't trigger a war.

Of course that is only 1 possibility in a list of thousands...
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:34 pm

zeke wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Would like to know how 83 were onboard.


Think that is a separate incident with a 737 in Iran

https://www.airlive.net/breaking-engine ... hern-iran/


Actually its the Caspian MD-80 that overran the landing.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm

Jonne1184 wrote:

Actually its the Caspian MD-80 that overran the landing.


The MD-83 accident according to avherald had 144 pax, the 737 85 pax according to the article linked.
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm

Pentaprism wrote:
Well somebody is going to speculate that this is Iranian revenge so it may as well be me. Makes some sense, Afghanistan was one theatre mentioned where a revenge attack could take place. Has the advantage of not being a direct attack from Iranian soil so won't trigger a war.

Of course that is only 1 possibility in a list of thousands...


If it was Iran, they can never acknowledge it because this will trigger a very strong reaction from the USA. Iran shot some missiles at an abandoned part of a US Air Force-base and that was the end of that, Iran doesn't want war. My best guess is some rogue Taliban militant that is angry because of the cease fire. But, it could also be a mechanical problem, totally unrelated to the situation in Afghanistan.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:43 pm

US Military investigating crashed aircraft in Taliban controlled part of Afghanistan, likely securing the lost aircraft as the E-11A as pictured despite the Reuters contact stating no US or NATO aircraft was lost:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your ... 99.twitter
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:48 pm

zeke wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Would like to know how 83 were onboard.


Think that is a separate incident with a 737 in Iran

https://www.airlive.net/breaking-engine ... hern-iran/



The article never did say it was a 737. Besides, the airline mentioned (Qeshm Air) doesn't operate 737s.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:56 pm

Wow no news about this anywhere. I’d expect it to be much bigger news as it (unfortunately) involves US service members.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:57 pm

IWMBH wrote:
Pentaprism wrote:
Well somebody is going to speculate that this is Iranian revenge so it may as well be me. Makes some sense, Afghanistan was one theatre mentioned where a revenge attack could take place. Has the advantage of not being a direct attack from Iranian soil so won't trigger a war.

Of course that is only 1 possibility in a list of thousands...


If it was Iran, they can never acknowledge it because this will trigger a very strong reaction from the USA. Iran shot some missiles at an abandoned part of a US Air Force-base and that was the end of that, Iran doesn't want war. My best guess is some rogue Taliban militant that is angry because of the cease fire. But, it could also be a mechanical problem, totally unrelated to the situation in Afghanistan.


I doubt that it was Iran, despite the claims they got the message out with the ballistic missile strike. They showed that they are capable of precision strikes (all missiles hitting (empty) buildings is not a coincident). So both side can claim 'victory' and none lost their face. (except that little 737 mishap..). But point is that Iran have very little to win on shooting it down. A taliban MANPADS might be an option though.


The plane is relatively intact besides the burn damages so it seems like it was under at least partial control when it went down. It didnt nose dive into the ground.
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:58 pm

Are you sure thisn't in Iran because they have picture of md83 that crashed in iran
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:03 pm

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Are you sure thisn't in Iran because they have picture of md83 that crashed in iran


27 Jan: Caspian MD 80 (EP-CPZ) crash landed today at Mahshahr.
26 Jan: Qeshm Air Avro RJ100 (EP-FQZ) had an engine backfire and aborted take-off in Gorgan.
25 Jan: Iran Airtour A300-600 (EP-MDN) had an emergency landing at Tehran Mehrabad because of engine problem.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:08 pm

UA82 New-York - Dehli just entered Afghanistan airspace without showing any sign of route deviation.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:34 pm

I'll leave this here before anyone picks up on all the news reports floating around that Taliban has claimed they shot the plane down:
https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1 ... 0216379394
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:38 pm

sergegva wrote:
UA82 New-York - Dehli just entered Afghanistan airspace without showing any sign of route deviation.


Why would they deviate?
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:42 pm

contractdog wrote:
sergegva wrote:
UA82 New-York - Dehli just entered Afghanistan airspace without showing any sign of route deviation.


Why would they deviate?

I don't know, it's too early to say, but one can imagine that if an armed group had claimed responsibility for shooting down the aircraft, some companies would prefer to avoid Afghan airspace until more is known.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:59 pm

sergegva wrote:
contractdog wrote:
sergegva wrote:
UA82 New-York - Dehli just entered Afghanistan airspace without showing any sign of route deviation.


Why would they deviate?

I don't know, it's too early to say, but one can imagine that if an armed group had claimed responsibility for shooting down the aircraft, some companies would prefer to avoid Afghan airspace until more is known.


The Taliban claim every single aircraft that goes down in Afghan as a shoot down. The National Air Cargo out of Bagram was also claimed as one. The reality is, that despite their being an absolute S#$t ton of them during the Soviet occupation of Afghan (thanks to the US Stinger), there hasn't been a MANPAD incident in Afghanistan post 2001. Small arms fire, and RPGs are another issue altogether.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:24 pm

Taliban is stating that they're searching for 2 survivors who fled the crash site before they arrived.

The statement comes from Pro-Taliban Twitter accounts included in this thread:

https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1 ... 0216379394

The aircraft seems to have had some control when crashing, as the wreckage lays flat on the ground and is partly intact. I think it would be safe to assume special forces are in the area to secure the wreckage and human remains, as well as search for possible survivors as well.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:46 pm

JetBuddy wrote:
Taliban is stating that they're searching for 2 survivors who fled the crash site before they arrived.

The statement comes from Pro-Taliban Twitter accounts included in this thread:

https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1 ... 0216379394

The aircraft seems to have had some control when crashing, as the wreckage lays flat on the ground and is partly intact. I think it would be safe to assume special forces are in the area to secure the wreckage and human remains, as well as search for possible survivors as well.


Ghazni is 120 kms from Kabul and in an area where there is always a lot of "top support" given the proximity to the Pakistani border. It would be less than a few minutes before there was some sort of top cover, and even less for there to be some sort of rescue team, had it been true what the Taliban said. Also Ghazni itself is very much under Afghan control, yes contested often, but by no means a Taliban strong hold.
 
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Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:36 pm

RolandRat wrote:
E-11A 11-9358

Indeed, that's the one. Had been flying for 10 years.

The whole fleet (of 4, now 3) is based/operated in Afganistan.

Apparently five were onboard. RIP to all victims.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:54 pm

So a US military plane crashed in Afghanistan 7-8 hours ago and not a peep from the Pentagon? I can only assume that there are operations underway to recover the deceased and/or survivors and that is why there is nothing been said yet.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:58 pm

Confirmed by an U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afgh ... SKBN1ZQ0WE
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:14 pm

United787 wrote:
So a US military plane crashed in Afghanistan 7-8 hours ago and not a peep from the Pentagon? I can only assume that there are operations underway to recover the deceased and/or survivors and that is why there is nothing been said yet.

It feels like that, doesn't it, I remember a similar silence when a British soldier walked off base and there was a rescue operation. Putting it all together, the tweets about a Taliban search operation, and there being 2 dead and 2 possible survivors who fled the scene. In the footage they only show 2 bodies covered with blankets. The fuselage looks in remarkably good shape, fire damage aside, it looks survivable, and the starboard overwing emergency exit is opened. I don't like the fact we're involved in this war, but for the sake of these guys I hope the rescuers got to them first. Having said that, the political situation is quite different these days.
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:17 pm

Not an expert, of course, but as mentioned by JetBuddy, the wreckage does not look like the aircraft was shot down. Looks as if it landed on its belly and caught fire.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:26 pm

sergegva wrote:
Confirmed by an U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afgh ... SKBN1ZQ0WE

Official US Forces in Afghanistan Twitter account has confirmed it: https://twitter.com/USFOR_A
A U.S. Bombardier E-11A crashed today in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Taliban claims that additional aircraft have crashed are false.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:29 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Not an expert, of course, but as mentioned by JetBuddy, the wreckage does not look like the aircraft was shot down. Looks as if it landed on its belly and caught fire.


You can "shoot down" a plane in a way that disables it so you have to crash land..
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:34 pm

TVNWZ wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
Not an expert, of course, but as mentioned by JetBuddy, the wreckage does not look like the aircraft was shot down. Looks as if it landed on its belly and caught fire.


You can "shoot down" a plane in a way that disables it so you have to crash land..

Well yes, that would be possible. In such a scenario the crew should have had some time to contact their base, maybe. We shall see.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:12 pm

The wreckage doesnt seem to have been hit by anything. A SAM in this case would have been heat seeking but nothing on the engine suggest that they was hit by a missile.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:18 pm

SimonL wrote:
The wreckage doesnt seem to have been hit by anything. A SAM in this case would have been heat seeking but nothing on the engine suggest that they was hit by a missile.


A burned out hulk. tail sheered off but not separated apparently looking less destroyed.
A very hard landing ( gear in/out ? no idea ) ?

Uncontrolled would have left a well distributed crash field like
the downed 737 in Tehran ( or any of the MCAS fatalities )
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:32 pm

Here is a video showing the wreckage: https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/videos/po ... 38257.html

It looks as if the fuselage has been separated from its wings. No official information about the number of casualties or the number of survivors.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:00 pm

An Iranian Newspaper is claiming a CIA Director was on board. The same one who was responsible for killing General Solimeini.

Interesting claim to say the least. If it is not true they will look pretty silly when the Guy shows up for an Interview or something. If it is true it makes their Intelligence look pretty good. They are saying the information comes from Russian Intelligence but I don't see anything about it in Russian Media.

https://ifpnews.com/murderer-of-soleima ... an-sources
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:54 pm

If true, this will get very complicated, very quick, "Russian Intelligence" sources seem to be remarkably well informed according to details in the article
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:34 pm

Pentaprism wrote:
An Iranian Newspaper is claiming a CIA Director was on board. The same one who was responsible for killing General Solimeini.

Interesting claim to say the least. If it is not true they will look pretty silly when the Guy shows up for an Interview or something.


The newspaper would never be an official Iranian government release of information. No one will care is the information is not true, and some will always believe it to be true. Believability is based on the perceptions of the person receiving the information. Not truth.

There is not reason for a high CIA official to be onboard that type of aircraft/ mission/ flight. The aircraft is no longer a fancy transport. It was a working intelligence/ command control aircraft.

If a CIA official need to monitor real-time intelligence being gathered, he could safely do so from the operational base, or even Langley.

Something was going on unusual though. The lack of official US DOD information is stunning. Absolutely no information about crew, possible casualties, injuries or such. The debris looks like a survivable off airport landing, and post landing fire. I assume orders were to destroy the aircraft equipment in the event of a forced landing outside a secure area. Once the crew was evacuated, the USAF would destroy the crashed aircraft with incendiary and HE weapons.

I'm having to assume the aircraft was operated by civilian contractors, and normal downed aircraft procedures were not followed because of a lack of communications between the contractor, their contracting agency and the USAF.

Big time FUBAR.
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:40 pm

It’s already on his Wikipedia page, of course somehow vague:

On January 28, 2020, Russian intelligence sources claimed that D'Andrea was among those killed in the downing of the U.S. air force plane.[2] As of 28 January 2020, United States sources had yet to confirm this information.[2] The U.S. denied that its plane was shot down by Taliban. The CIA agency refused to comment on the claims of Michael's death in the incident.[3]

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_D%27Andrea

I guess (hope) we will get further information later on.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:53 pm

We have to take news from Iran with a whole bucket of salt.... Did that Russian intelligence come before or after the crash?
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:52 pm

It’s in the news already all over, 2 US service members killed, bodies recovered

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 597008002/
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:25 pm

If it was flying a 'WiFi in the Sky' mission, the mission electronics would not require additional crew beyond the flight deck crew. But it would only be in the area because of some troop activity or lower level aircraft ops.

Or it could be a positioning flight transiting the area. Without flight data, we will probably never know..
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:39 am

What I'm seeing on ABC and FOX is that the crew declared an inflight emergency for a mechanical issue and were attempting to RTB
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:31 pm

And today in Iraq, USAF C-27 Spartan crashed. All 4 members on board perished. RIP
Do we know what tail number it was?
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:37 pm

Are the C-27's operated for the US Department of State ?
Cant find any accident details for this yet
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:41 pm

RolandRat wrote:
Are the C-27's operated for the US Department of State ?
Cant find any accident details for this yet


Aviation Safety Network retracted this information from their web page as they can't confirm the crash.
 
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Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:30 am

rfields5421 wrote:
If it was flying a 'WiFi in the Sky' mission, the mission electronics would not require additional crew beyond the flight deck crew.

The exact same equipment (BACN) can be equipped on RQ-4 Global Hawk.
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