BAGRAM AIRBASE – AFGHANISTAN:
A dramatic and devastating video surfaced on a site called Liveleak, which shows a 747 cargo-plane crashing minutes after take-off. It’s suspected that the cargo plane was carrying MRAP armored vehicles to the UAE for transportation purposes. All 7 crew on board died in the massive explosion that ensued when the aircraft made impact.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority are investigating what exactly occurred. It’s speculated that the cargo on board became loose and caused an imbalance on board.