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747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Derek B » Wed May 01, 2013 7:26 am

*Taken from Ninemsn.com.au*


The dashcam footage, posted on viral video sites such as LiveLeak and Jalopnik, claims to show yesterday's deadly crash of a civilian-operated Boeing 747-400 cargo plane in Afghanistan, which killed all seven US crew members on board.
"The entire crash was captured on the dash came of an approaching vehicle," Jalopnik's article said.
According to CNN, the plane was en route to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, but crashed after take-off from Bagram Air Base yesterday afternoon.
National Airlines, the US-based company that operated the plane, said in a statement: "This was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard. Cargo consisted of vehicles and routine general cargo."
The cause of the crash has not been determined.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/05/01/04/43/dramatic-footage-captures-cargo-plane-crash
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Re: 747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Kyle M » Wed May 01, 2013 7:51 am

What airline was it?
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Re: 747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Tony Haynes » Wed May 01, 2013 8:06 am

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Re: 747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Derek B » Wed May 01, 2013 8:43 am

Taken from National Air Cargo Website
http://www.nationalaircargo.com/


Information Related to Flight NCR102
A National Airlines B747-400 cargo plane was involved in an accident at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan today.

At approximately 7 a.m. EST, National Flight NCR102 from Bagram to Dubai, UAE with seven crewmembers on board crashed on takeoff. None of the crew members survived. This was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard. Cargo consisted of vehicles and routine general cargo.

"Safety is always our top priority at National Airlines," said National Airlines President Glen Joerger. "This is a devastating loss for our family and we'll work diligently with authorities to find the cause," said Joerger. "Most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with our crewmembers and their families."

National will release additional information as it becomes available, in cooperation with government authorities. Our focus at this time is on the family members of those we've lost, and on assisting the NTSB and Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority in their investigations. As of now, the cause of the accident is unknown.

For more information, please send an email to publicrelations@nationalairlines.aero.
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Re: 747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Derek B » Wed May 01, 2013 8:46 am

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Re: 747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Kyle M » Wed May 01, 2013 2:44 pm

Cheers Tony.
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Re: 747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Nicholas S » Wed May 01, 2013 8:14 pm

Judging from the video, there are two possibilities of how the plane crashed.

1. Because it's a cargo aircraft, the cargo could have sloshed to the back of the aircraft, thus raising the nose. This will cause the aircraft to lose speed, which caused the aircraft to stall. This is, at the moment, the most likely cause of the crash.

2. There might have been a failure in the elevators or horizontal stabilizer, thus causing the aircraft to climb rapidly.

My heart goes out to everyone involved in the crash. Lets hope it doesn't happen again. :(
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Re: 747 Crash in in Afghanistan

Postby Greg Hyde » Thu May 02, 2013 1:03 pm

Crew reported cargo shifted before crash.
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