KamAir plane carrying a number of high-ranking political leaders was flying from Badakhshan to Kabul when it faced technical issues during midair on Saturday.

Naeem Salehi, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan, attributed the accident to minor technical problems that did not injure any of the passengers.

Mohammad Naeem Salehi, told Khaama Press that a “Kam air plane was en-route from Badakhshan to Kabul, the plane’s fire alarm went off due to a turbulence shock”.

He added that the pilot noticed the sign and thought the engine might have caught fire, causing passengers to worry.

However, he said both the plane and the passengers have arrived safely at Kabul airport and there was no fire on board.

Fire trucks and other aids were on standby following the plane’s landing at the Kabul airport.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.