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Searchers Find Wreckage Of Crashed Afghan Plane

The wreckage of a Pamir Airways plane lies on a mountain north Kabul.
Afghan officials say searchers have found the wreckage of an Afghan plane that went down while flying over the Hindu Kush Mountains.

The acting transport and civil aviation minister, Mohammadullah Batash, said there was no sign of survivors.

The wreckage was spotted by a search plane on a 4,100-meter-high mountain in the Shakar Darah district north of Kabul.

The plane was flying from the northern city of Konduz to Kabul with 44 people on board when it went down on May 17.

It was operated by Pamir Airways, a private Afghan airline.

There were six foreigners, including three Britons, and one American on board the plane when it went down.

compiled from agency reports