Tragic, graphic, awesome video of a plane crash. My God…
Originally posted on National Post | News:
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Seven Americans died Monday in a plane crash in Afghanistan and horrifying video has emerged of the 747 cargo plane’s apparent final moments in the air.
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The video, shot on a vehicle’s dashboard camera, shows the 747 during takeoff before its nose pitches up and it starts to stall, suddenly plummeting to the ground on its belly and exploding into a giant fireball.
The aircraft, operated by National Airlines, was carrying seven crew members and cargo and was bound for Dubai from the Bagram Airfield military base.
“This was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard,” the company said in a statement. “Cargo consisted of vehicles and routine general cargo.”
No cause for the crash was immediately determined. The Taliban claimed responsibility for shooting down the aircraft, but no gunfire or rocket can be seen in the video…
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