Video allegedly shows deadly Afghanistan cargo crash

WASHINGTON — A horrifying video purporting to show the Monday’s civilian cargo plane crash at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan surfaced Tuesday on YouTube and a host of video sharing sites.

The clip, which looks to have been shot from a dashboard camera, shows a cargo plane climbing into the air shortly after takeoff, stalling and then erupting in a fireball as it crashes into the ground.

Officials from ISAF could not confirm whether the video was from the same incident, but data in the clip and the timing of the video appear to correspond with the deadly accident.

No gunfire or coordinated attack is visible in the clip, which would support coalition forces assertions that the accident was not the result of an enemy attack. Nonetheless, Taliban fighters have claimed responsibility for the crash.

Seven people were killed in the accident, according to ISAF officials. The dead were all non-military American personnel, working with the cargo carrier National Airlines.

The video is embedded below. Be warned, it is graphic.


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