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747 Crashes in Afghanistan: VIDEO

April 30, 2013

A National Airlines Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-400 cargo plane was involved in an accident at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan on April 29, the US carrier said.

At approximately 7 am ET, National Flight NCR 102 from Bagram to Dubai, UAE, with seven crewmembers on board crashed on takeoff. None of the crew members survived.

National said that it was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard. Cargo consisted of vehicles and routine general cargo.

The carrier will release additional information as it becomes available, in cooperation with government authorities. National said it would be assisting the NTSB and Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority in their investigations of the crash.

As of now, the cause of the accident is unknown.

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Here's a video of the horrific accident:

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