The crash of the Bombardier E-11A in Afghanistan: 2 dead Identified pilot

Pilots who died in the crash of a US military plane in Afghanistan on Monday has been identified. On Wednesday announced the Ministry of defence.

The US air force Bombardier E-11A fell in the Afghan province Ghazni. In the crash killed two American servicemen.

There are no words to adequately describe the loss of Lt. Col. Paul Voss & Capt. Ryan Phaneuf, who were tragically killed in an E-11 crash. We honor their courage, their sacrifice & their dedication to service. ACC sends our condolences to everyone impacted by this tragic loss.

— Air Combat Command (@USAF_ACC) January 30, 2020

46-year-old Paul K. Voss from the Yoke of GUAM. He held the rank of Colonel of the air force and served in the Air combat Command at joint base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

30-year-old Ryan Phaneuf from Hudson, new Hampshire. He held the rank of captain in the air force and served in the 37th bomber squadron.

An Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Lt. Col. Paul Voss, of Langley AFB, Air Combat Command, last night at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Voss and Capt. Ryan Phaneuf, died Monday in the crash of a Bombardier E-11A aircraft in Afghanistan. #13newsnow

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Information about the dead pilots was announced by the Pentagon in its statement made at the Ellsworth air force base, South Dakota. The Pentagon spokesman added that these people collaborated with the «Guardian of Freedom», the organization formally assigned to perform the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Another video of #American aircraft shot dawned by #Taliban in #Ghazni #Afghanistan

— Tariq Ghazniwal (@TGhazniwal) January 27, 2020

The Bombardier E-11A was used by the us military for communications in the field, with headquarters, and air force pilots have previously described it as «Wi-Fi in the sky».

The Air combat command said that Lieutenant Colonel Paul K. Voss was in Afghanistan as a volunteer, supporting the 455th air expeditionary wing at Bagram.

Air Combat Command says Lt. Col. Paul K. Voss was on a voluntary deployment to Afghanistan, supporting the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram, when he died. He was piloting the E-11A. #13newsnow

— Mike Gooding 13News Now (@13MikeGooding) January 30, 2020

The U.S. military said Tuesday that American forces found at the crash site, two bodies, adding that the military personnel who arrived at the scene, were forced to turn off sensitive equipment.

Bodies of victims are already delivered in America.

Lt. Col. Paul Voss, 46, of Yigo, Guam, served at Headquarters Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and Capt. Phaneuf Ryan, 30, of Hudson, New Hampshire, served on the 37th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota:

— Morning Express with Robin Meade (@MorningExp) January 31, 2020

The British newspaper the Guardian reported that the representative «Taliban», Zabihullah Mujahid, previously made a statement that the plane was shot down by the Taliban. The wreck of the Bombardier E-11A — area of the city of Ghazni — the territory controlled by the militants.

#Taliban: Ruthless airstrikes against civilians in #Kunduz #Helmand, #Zabul #Balkh & other areas proves that majority of #CivCas area caused by the invading forces.
Afghan hostility & response against these crimes of invaders shall escalate, Allah willing.#Afghanistan

— Tariq Ghazniwal (@TGhazniwal) January 31, 2020

Members of the armed forces of the United States does not confirm the statements of the Taliban. The investigation of the causes of the crash of the American plane.

A defense official earlier told CNN that perhaps the team was sending a distress signal, and it can be a sign of the presence of «certain problems with the plane» before his crash.

«American bomber E-11A crashed in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. While the cause of the accident is being investigated, there is no indication that the accident was caused by enemy fire. We will provide additional information as it becomes available,» said Monday the representative of the American armed forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Sonny Leggett.