A local Pamir Airways plane with 38 passengers and five crew on board, including six foreigners, crashed in Afghanistan’s inaccessible, mountainous Hindu Kush region near Kabul yesterday, officials said.

 

The airplane was en route from the northern city of Kunduz to the capital and went missing around 8 a.m. (11:30 p.m. ET). Rain and snow have hampered efforts by NATO and Afghan teams to find the plane’s wreckage and there is no word on casualties.

 

Three Britons were on board the flight, the British Embassy in Kabul said. One American was also on the plane, the U.S. Embassy in the city said.

 

The Salang pass lies about 60 miles north of Kabul.