January 27, 2020 / 10:57 AM / a month ago

Afghanistan's Ariana airline boss denies reports one of its planes crashed

KABUL (Reuters) - Ariana Afghan Airlines’ acting CEO Mirwais Mirzakwal on Monday denied reports by Afghan officials that one of its planes had crashed.

“There has been an airline crash but it does not belong to Ariana because the two flights managed by Ariana today from Herat to Kabul and Herat to Delhi are safe,” Mirzakwal told Reuters.

Earlier, three senior Afghan government officials said one of the state-owned airline’s planes had crashed in Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province.

Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Rupam Jain; Editing by Alexandra Ulmer and Catherine Evans

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