The Ukrainian Embassy in Tajikistan and Afghanistan (concurrently) has reported the crash of an An-12 cargo plane in Dwyer airport in Helmand province of Afghanistan on May 18, which killed nine crewmembers, including two citizens of Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“The crew had eleven members – one citizen of Uzbekistan (the captain), three citizens of Ukraine and seven citizens of Azerbaijan. The crash killed nine people (two citizens of Ukraine, a citizen of Uzbekistan and six citizens of Azerbaijan). One Ukrainian citizen was hospitalized (his condition is serious but stable) in the city of Kandahar,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s consular service department wrote on Facebook.
According to the preliminary report, the plane belongs to Georgian company Anham under control of Azerbaijan’s Silk Way.
The consul of the Ukrainian Embassy in Tajikistan will visit Kabul on May 20 to provide consular support to the injured Ukrainian national.
It should be recalled that earlier today an EgyptAir flight 804 carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea.