The U.S. military said on Monday an E-11A aircraft crashed in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, but disputed claims that the Taliban had brought the military plane down.
“While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire,” a U.S. military spokesman, Colonel Sonny Leggett, said in a statement.
The military aircraft, built by Bombardier Inc, is used to provide communication capabilities in remote locations.
The military did not say how many were on board or if anyone was killed.
U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that fewer than five people were on the plane when it crashed. One official said that, according to initial information, at least two people were on the plane.