WARNING: This video might be disturbing to some readers.
Yesterday, a National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400F, (reg N949CA) crashed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. At about 7am, local time, NCR 102 was heading to Dubai, appears to stall and fall out of the sky with seven crew members on-board.
“This was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard,” National Airlines said in a press statement according to the Examiner. “Cargo consisted of vehicles and routine general cargo.”
“This is a devastating loss for our family and we’ll work diligently with authorities to find the cause,” said National Airlines President Glen 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,” the airline said. “Our focus at this time is on the family members of those we’ve lost, and on assisting the National Transportation Safety Board and Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority in their investigations. As of now, the cause of the accident is unknown.”
Boeing released a statement on the crash saying, “The Boeing Company extends sincere condolences to the families and friends of the crew who perished in the crash of a National Air Cargo flight near Bagram, Afghanistan. At the request of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, Boeing will provide technical assistance to investigating authorities.”
For additional photos of the accident, check out NYCAviation.com.