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USAF E-11A down in Afghanistan

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posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 07:07 AM
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twitter.com...

Originally reported as a Afghani passenger plane down, the airline company quickly denied it lost a plane. Now it appears it was USAF Communications plane.

www.google.com...



"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," the airline's acting CEO Mirwais Mirzakwal told Reuters news agency.

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edit on 27/1/20 by Agit8dChop because: (no reason given)
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posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 07:29 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

Just heard about this on my way into work.
Let's hope there is no foul play here.

Thought it was strange that they originally "thought" it was a passenger plane.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 08:02 AM
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Not how one is supposed to fry BACN.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 09:13 AM
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A U.S. Air Force’s E-11A BACN (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node) crashed during the morning on Jan. 27, 2020 in Afghanistan. The mishap happened in the Taliban-controlled area in Dih Yak, Ghazni. Early reports identified the jet as a passenger aircraft from Ariana Afghan Airlines, but the company immediately denied the reports.

In the meantime, however, photos and videos emerged on social media showed the remains of what clearly seems to be E-11A BACN, serial 11-9358. The tail section and the engines seem to be pretty intact in the video, with recognizable USAF roundels on the engine and the serial code on the vertical stabilizer. The rest of the fuselage and the cockpit burned up following the crash.


theaviationist.com...



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 09:22 AM
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The aircraft appears to have been intact at impact.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

RIP to service members/families.

Discreet special ops would now be appropriate, to deliver a, ah, "diplomatic" message.....



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: M5xaz

They may be going in for another reason actually.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

are you saying this was a take off problem?



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

No, I'm saying that whatever happened was most likely mechanical and not a shootdown. It was under control until impact.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 04:09 PM
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As a former AWACS/JSTARS aircrew, let's hope spec ops is actively on the ground on this one. Taliban recovered only 2 bodies.

a reply to: Zaphod58



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 06:49 PM
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What to believe, what to believe..

Was it taken down or just mechanical problems....



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

Considering it was intact and under control at impact, I'd say mechanical.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: Sthrndream

ABM?



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: Masisoar

Yes, 13B!



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: M5xaz

They may be going in for another reason actually.


to destroy the secret stuff right?



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

It all burned in the post crash fire.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

so there are clearly hardware 'finalizers' but i have always wondered what it would take for an air strike to take out a downed aircraft



posted on Jan, 28 2020 @ 05:45 AM
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Afghan forces trying to get to the crash site were ambushed by Taliban forces and kept away from the aircraft. There are conflicting reports on the crew. At least two bodies were reported, while some reports said four, with two survivors on the run while others said six bodies were in the wreckage.

www.reuters.com...



posted on Jan, 28 2020 @ 07:08 AM
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Russia and Iran are reporting the USA head of intelligence for Iran, Iraq and Afghan was killed on the plane

www.jpost.com...


#BREAKING Russian intelligence sources have confirmed that Michael D’ Andrea, the head of US intelligence operations against Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, has been killed in Taliban's shoot-down of a US military plane in Ghazni.


Sure seems like this may have been a retaliation hit

Didn't it get reported not all bodies were recovered? could some have been taken hostage?
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posted on Jan, 28 2020 @ 07:23 AM
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I thought this plane was essentially an Airborne communications node. Why would someone high up be on board?



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