Civilian Plane Crashes at Bagram; 7 Dead
Taliban claims responsibility, but NATO says it was an accident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 29, 2013 2:18 PM CDT
US soldiers are seen near an Air Force plane on the runway at the main air base in Bagram, Afghanistan, in this May 29, 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

(Newser) – The US-led military coalition says seven people died when a civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field today. In a statement, the coalition confirmed that all seven civilian crew members were killed in the incident. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash. But the coalition denied that, saying there was no militant activity during the time of the crash, and adding that the cause of the accident is being investigated.

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May 1, 2013 8:32 AM CDT
The rumors from the smart folk at PPrune (incl pilots that actually saw it happen) is that this was caused by a dramatic load shift from front to back shortly after take off that caused the aircraft to pitch up violently. And you can call me..................Mr Joshua
Apr 30, 2013 1:57 PM CDT
_This is a video about the crash plane in Bagram:
Apr 30, 2013 3:04 AM CDT
Not sure why Newser used a picture of a C130 when it was a National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of US Mobility Command, registration N949CA, carrying 5 military vehicles. And finisher aren't you taking about the Mormons or Christians, oh wait, they like little boys better don't they.