Mysterious crash in Afghanistan could be USAF plane

AeroTime Daily News | January 27, 2020
Ever since its inception, the Airbus A321XLR has become one of the hottest things on the market. Airbus has amassed over 450 orders for the aircraft since its launch at the 53rd Paris Air Show in June 2019. The European manufacturer seemingly hit the nail on the head perfectly, since airlines have been pleading for a “757 on steroids,” as one United Airlines executive put it in 2017, for quite a while.
A plane may have crashed in Afghanistan, but nobody knows whose it is. Local officials say the aircraft belonged to the national carrier Ariana Afgan Airlines, but its CEO denied it.
Initially thought to be a passenger flight, the aircraft that crashed in Ghazni region, Afghanistan, now appears to be a USAF Northrop Grumman E-11A communication relay plane.
Seven years since the program was launched, Boeing’s newest, state-of-the-art airliner, featuring cutting-edge technology such as folding wingtips and the biggest turbine engine in the world, the Boeing 777X, finally embarked on its maiden flight, taking off for the first time on January 25, 2020. 
The Indian government, partnered with the accounting firm Ernest & Young, has released a preliminary information memorandum (PIM), inviting parties to bid for the ailing flag carrier, Air India. The memorandum disclosed the current situation at the airline: it’s most recent financial trials and tribulations, fleet and network situation.
A Caspian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 suffered a runway excursion at Bandar Mahshahr Airport (MRX), in Iran. The aircraft, with 135 passengers on board, ended its course in the middle of a highway.

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