PUBLISHED: 15:01, Mon, Jan 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:59, Mon, Jan 27, 2020
Sharing the footage on Twitter Intel Air & Sea wrote: "No doubting that it is a US military E11 aircraft that crashed in #Afghanistan." Despite this, there is still some confusion regarding the details of the crash. An investigation is currently underway.
Afghanistan news: footage shows plane crash in Afghanistan (Image: Intel Air & Sea @air_intel-TWITTER)
No people are believed to have survived the impact, but this has yet to be officially confirmed. (Image: AfghanAffairs7/Twitter)
Maj Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for US Central Command told Associated Press News agency that it remained unclear whose aircraft was involved in the crash.
Another US defence official told Military Times: “We are aware of the reports and are investigating.
“At this point, we cannot confirm it is a DOD (Department of Defence) asset.”
Initially, there was speculation that the plane shot down belonged to state-owned airline Ariana.
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The airline quickly issued a strong denial of this saying it only had two planes in the air and they were safe.
Mirwais Mirzekwal, the chief executive of Ariana told Reuters: “It does not belong to Ariana because the two flights managed by Ariana today, from Herat to Kabul and Herat to Delhi, are safe.”
The plane reportedly