The bodies of two American service members have now been recovered from the site of a downed American plane in Afghanistan. As The Fox News reports:
U.S. forces have recovered the remains of two American service members from the Air Force plane that crashed in eastern Afghanistan Monday, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.
The two Americans recovered were the only two onboard the E-11A plane, the official added. The aircraft is the U.S. military’s version of the civilian Bombardier Global Express business jet.
The identities of the two have not been publicly announced, pending notification of their relatives, according to the Associated Press.
A defense official that spoke to the AP said the American recovery team met no Taliban resistance in reaching the crash site in Ghazni province and said there is no indication that the plane was downed by hostile action.
This comes after the Taliban claimed to have shot down the plane and that high ranking CIA officers were aboard it. Claims which have been denied by the Defense department.