Wednesday, 1 May 2013
7 Americans Killed Plane Crash Afghanistan
Attention is returned to Afghanistan where a plane crash took place with seven Americans killed. The crash was filmed by what appeared to be a dashcam in a vehicle. The plane reportedly seemed to take off normally and crashed shortly afterwards.
The plane crashed shortly after take-off from Bagram air base near Afghanistan capital, Kabul.
The American crew members of the U.S. run cargo plane were bound for Dubai.
The crash was filmed as appeared to take off normally as it gained altitude. Then the horrifying turn of events was captured on video when captured the plane plummeting out of the sky - violently crashing to earth in Afghanistan.
The plane, 'described as a Boeing 747 cargo flight, appears to stall, twisting and dropping rapidly before crashing to the ground in a fireball.
In a statement, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash. NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said there were no reports of insurgent activity in or around the base - one of the largest in the country, located about 25 miles north of Kabul.
'We did lose all seven crew members,' a spokeswoman for National Air Cargo told Reuters by telephone from Florida, where the company is located.'
The firm's president, Glen Joerger, said in a statement: 'Safety is always our top priority at National Airlines. This is a devastating loss for our family and we'll work diligently with authorities to find the cause.'
The Afghanistan Ministry of Transportation and Commercial Aviation is leading the investigation.
'Most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with our crew members and their families.'
'The Aviation Herald reported that the crew of the plane reported that a load shift caused the plane to stall moments before the crash. Bad weather is also being weighed as a possible cause.
The crash came two days after four U.S. service members were killed when their surveillance aircraft in southern Afghanistan crashed due to bad weather.'
Our attention is meant to be taken to Afghanistan to understand what is happening there.
Days of having computer problems, delayed writing. Just a few days ago looking closer at Afghanistan - comparing a society from 1960's to today, a lot has happened. An ongoing war has been taking place since 7th October 2001
There is much more to come to light. There is a lot more going on.
For all the losses of life, condolences and prayers to the families.
Peace, love and best wishes
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Posted by Lady Pauline Maria