The MD-530 helicopter of the Afghan Air Force crashed in Baghlan province on Thursday evening around 4:30pm, local time, the country’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“The Afghan Air Force (AAF) MD-530 helicopter crashed in Kaparak locality of Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of Baghlan roughly at 4:30pm, Thursday,” read the statement.

According to the statement, two Afghan pilots on board were pronounced dead in the crash which the ministry announced it had occurred due to technical snags.

A funeral for these army pilots who were named Bismillah and Faisal was held today, September 25, in the Afghan capital, Kabul.


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