A dashboard camera caught the recent plane crash at Bagram Airfield on video.
The horrific accident occurred on Monday just north Kabul, Afghanistan. The civilian cargo plane, which was owned by an American company, was carrying seven people at the time of the crash. According to reports, there were no survivors.
The Boeing 747-400 crashed shortly after take-off. Although the Taliban told The Associated Press that it was responsible for downing the plane, these reports have are currently considered to be “false.”
Judging from the video, it doesn’t appear that an attack has taken place. The plane ascends at a very sharp angle before stalling out and nosediving towards the ground. The cargo plane was carrying vehicles and other cargo at the time.
National Air Cargo, the company responsible for the plane, explained that the crash occurred at 7 am Eastern Time on Monday. It’s believed that the plane was headed for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates when the accident took place.
“None of the crew members survived. This was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard,” National Air Cargo said in a statement.
National Air Cargo Vice President Shirley Kaufman explained that four pilots, two mechanics, and one load master were killed in the crash. Initial reports suggest that the crew reported a shift in the cargo during takeoff, which may have caused the plane to ascend at a dangerous angle.
Although Kaufman stated that five of the people on the plane were from Michigan, she explained that their identities were not being released to the public.
“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 said in a statement.
The video of the crash has been embedded below. Keep in mind that the footage is extremely horrific, and does contain a bit of foul language. Discretion is strongly advised.
The US National Transportation Safety Board and the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority are currently investigating the plane crash that was caught on video at Bagram Airfield.
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