Bagram 747 Freighter Crash Video Emerges


A video has emerged of the National Airlines Boeing 747-428 that crashed immediately after takeoff from Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan yesterday at 11:20 a.m. local time, killing all seven crewmembers on board. The U.S. NTSB has sent a team of four investigators to help the Afghanistan Ministry of Transportation and Commercial Aviation investigate the accident.

Aircraft N949CA was one of three 747-428 freighters owned by Ypsilanti, Michigan-based National Airlines.

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