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US cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan – video from Bagram Airbase – LiveLeak.com

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The ill-fated National Air Cargo 747 pictured at Memphis last September. Photo: Brian McQueen – OPShots Contributor //

A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the sprawling US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan with the Taliban claiming responsibility for “shooting down” the jet.Thanks to LL User http://www.liveleak.com/c/cgarcia1125 for the footage posted on his YT channel.But a Nato spokesman later denied any Taliban involvement, adding that the 20-year-old Boeing 747 had come down within the boundaries of the US base near the capital of Kabul.Witnesses said the National Air Cargo-operated plane had reached an altitude of 1,300ft before “falling out of the sky”. According to the Aviation Safety Network, which carries incident reports from all registered jets, the plane had taken off from Bagram’s single concrete runway and “attained a very steep nose-up attitude” immediately after take-off.The incident report said: “It rolled left and right and entered a stall, descending toward the ground until it struck the ground near the end of the runway.”Flight radar tracking websites shows the jet flying into Afghanistan from Châteauroux in France on Monday. Before that it was in Salt Lake City, Utah.

via LiveLeak.com – US cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan – video from Bagram Airbase.

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Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.

I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

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