WATCH: U.S. cargo plane crash kills seven in Afghanistan A dashboard camera recorded the horrifying crash

☆ QueenAline 2013/05/03 01:14:09

(Kabul) -- Seven people are dead following a cargo plane
crash near the Afghan capital city of Kabul. The U.S.-run plane went
down shortly after takeoff today from the Bagram air base. The Taliban
claimed responsibility for the crash, but NATO officials say there are
no reports of insurgent activity in the area. There's no word yet on
the nationalities of the seven victims.

Saturday, four U.S. service members were killed when their surveillance
aircraft went down in southern Afghanistan. Officials cited bad weather
as the cause of that crash.

PHOTO: 7 civilians killed when US cargo plane crashed after take off from #Bagram AFB Afghanistan - @newsbellglobal twitter.com/Breaking911/st…

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  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2013/05/03 20:08:09
    Horriffic..............We need to get out of there....the sooner the better. It's over for crying out loud. How many more will have to die......? It's hopeless.
  • The New Old School 2013/05/03 07:17:11
    The New Old School
    The Taliban is taking credit for what is clearly a classic example of a tail-heavy CG (most likely a cargo loading & pilot error)? Next week... the Taliban takes credit for a fat man's heart attack.
  • Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWC... 2013/05/03 01:32:15
    Very sad and tragic.........
  • ☆ Queen... Deere G... 2013/05/03 01:34:29
    ☆ QueenAline
    horrifying crash....truly horrifying....
  • Deere G... ☆ Queen... 2013/05/03 01:44:04
    I couldn't agree more......7 young lives lost........
  • Yo'Adri... Deere G... 2013/05/03 20:09:05
    Yes it is.! (regardless of how or why it happened)
  • Deere G... Yo'Adri... 2013/05/04 03:47:42
    Yes....Very tragic.......
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2013/05/03 01:26:51
    Bob, the reasonable one
    that looks like a stall to me....Taliban is grasping on credit for this....
  • ☆ Queen... Bob, th... 2013/05/03 01:31:05
    ☆ QueenAline
    cargo shift? or more terrorism.?
  • Bob, th... ☆ Queen... 2013/05/03 02:15:31
    Bob, the reasonable one
    nah, I don't think terrorism on this one...sorry, it looks like pilot error...no forward speed, almost flying straight up...something has to give and that's called lift.....that was almost a vertical climb...now the question is "was the pilot ordered to fly like that?"
  • The New... Bob, th... 2013/05/03 07:20:10
    The New Old School
    I see a perfect storm of three issues here:

    1. High altitude takeoff (mile high desert equals thin air).
    2. Rearward cg (this airplane acts like it is tail heavy).
    3. Attempting a "combat takeoff" in a heavily (and possibly improperly loaded) aircraft in high altitude/thin air conditions.

    Maybe a cargo strap came loose on board and something slid to the back, but this looks like human error all the way.
  • Yo'Adri... The New... 2013/05/03 20:09:59
    It's time to come home! they don't appreciate anything that we do for them.
  • Bob, th... The New... 2013/05/03 22:23:30
    Bob, the reasonable one
  • Richard... Bob, th... 2013/05/03 01:56:47
    Richard M. Nixon
    No forward motion. Can't fly without that. Well done!

    motion fly

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