U.S. Airforce E-11A downed in Afghanistan Monday morning


photo via public twitter page

Taliban terrorist group claims responsibility for downed U.S. aircraft on the Badr-ul-huda Media twitter page.

A U.S. plane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan causes speculation of terrorism Monday. 

The two pilots were found dead in the wreckage; there are not any other known casualties at this time. 

The Taliban has claimed to have shot down the U.S. Airforce E-11A airplane. It is not unlikely, however, that the Taliban has nothing to do with the crash and is claiming it to instill fear in the United States. The E-11A was “Wi-Fi in the sky” according to Captain Jacob Breth, a pilot for the U.S. Airforce. 

The plane was equipped with a Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN). BACN was designed to be a center for communications for the U.S. Military. The crash is currently still under investigation and there are still many unknown details such as how many passengers were aboard and the cause of the crash. 

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