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Saturday, 4 May 2013
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Plane crash in Bagram airfield, Afghanistan
Cargo Boeing 747 Crashes at Bagram Airfield! A
civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram Airfield, north of the Afghan
capital, soon after takeoff on Monday, killing all seven people aboard.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, which took place at a key
transport hub for the U.S.-led military operations in Afghanistan.
Boeing 747-400 — owned by National Airlines, a Florida-based subsidiary
of National Air Cargo — was en route to Dubai, carrying Military vehicles, Weapons and
"This is a devastating loss for our family, and
we'll work diligently with authorities to find the cause," National
Airlines President Glen Joerger said in the statement, as reported by
"Our focus at this time is on the family members of
those we've lost, and on assisting the the U.S. NTSB [National
Transportation Safety Board] and Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority in
Five of the seven people who died in the
crash were from Michigan (American), according to National Air Cargo vice president
Shirley Kaufman, who spoke to the AP.
"We are not yet releasing
the identities of the colleagues we lost, out of respect for their
families who need a little more time to reach other loved ones," she
The crash came two days after four U.S. military
personnel were killed in a crash of an MC-12 surveillance aircraft in
the southern Afghan province of Zabul.
The Pentagon said on Sunday the crash of the MC-12 was under investigation.
located between Kandahar and Ghazni, has been a flashpoint of Taliban
activity in recent weeks, including a suicide bomb attack in early April
that killed a young U.S. diplomat, several U.S. soldiers and an unnamed
U.S. civilian. Dozens of Afghan civilians also have been killed there
this month, according to Reuters.