May 17th, 2010
07:59 AM ET

Afghan plane crashes with 44 aboard

[Updated at 7:59 a.m. ET] A plane that was reported missing with 44 people on board has crashed in Afghanistan, Interior Ministry spokesman Zemarai Basharay said Monday.

The plane was carrying 38 passengers and six crew, a government official told CNN.

The plane was en route from Kunduz to Kabul, Raz Mohammad Alami of theMinistry of Transport and Civil Aviation said.

There were reports of a huge sound in the Salang Pass.

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