KABUL, Afghanistan — A cargo plane contracted by a US-based company crashed into mountains east of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Tuesday, with initial reports saying all eight people aboard were killed, an Afghan airport official said.
The plane was flying from Bagram Air Field, the main US military base in Afghanistan, when it went down east of the capital at about 8 p.m. (1530 GMT), Kabul Airport Director Mohammad Yaqub Rassuli told The Associated Press.
An Associated Press photographer near the scene saw wreckage ablaze on a hillside.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Weather conditions were clear Tuesday evening.