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Deadly Afghan Plane Crash Caught By Dash Cam In This Horrifying Video

  • 30-04-2013 9:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭ pyramuid man


    Source : Jalopnik.com

    DASH CAMS
    TRAVIS OKULSKI
    Today 12:26

    Deadly Afghan Plane Crash Caught By Dash Cam In This Horrifying Video
    A Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed just after takeoff from Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan yesterday. There were eight crew members on board, and none of them survived. The entire crash was captured on the dash cam of an approaching vehicle. This is terrifying. It sounds like a shifting cargo load in the civilian-operated plane may have caused it to stall during takeoff. Seeing a plane basically stopped in mid-air for a few brief seconds is an almost surreal experience. It actually looks like the film is frozen.

    Once the forward momentum of the plane is gone, it literally just falls out of the sky and explodes when it hits the ground. The people on board had no chance.

    Unbelievable.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,104 ✭✭✭✭ LizT


    Moved to Cool Vids & Pics & links.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,097 ✭✭✭ Herb Powell


    Actual vid is hosted on YouTube



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭ dan1895


    Mother of God that's awful.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,129 R P McMurphy


    Truck driver didn't believe in rubbernecking an accident so kept the foot down, thought the bus was gonna get hit


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭ Oblomov


    The official press release carried by most US news agencies;

    Five of seven people killed in the crash of a civilian plane at an airfield in Afghanistan were from Michigan, an official of a Florida-based air cargo company said Monday night.

    The plane crashed just after taking off Monday from Bagram Air Field, north of the Afghan capital. The U.S.-led military coalition said it was investigating what caused the crash.

    The Boeing 747-400 was carrying vehicles and other cargo, according to an official of Orlando, Fla.-based National Airlines.

    National Airlines was based until recently at Willow Run Airport, which is located in Ypsilanti Township and Wayne County's Van Buren Township.

    It is a subsidiary of National Air Cargo and carries cargo both commercially and for the military, Kaufman said. She said it employs about 225 people.

    Those killed were four pilots, two mechanics and a load master, who is responsible for making sure that the weight and balance of the cargo is appropriate, said company Vice President Shirley Kaufman.

    Kaufman didn't release the victims' names but says their families have been notified.

    "It's a very, very hard time," Kaufman told the Detroit Free Press. "We're concerned for the families of our colleagues that we've lost. That's our primary focus."

    The National Transportation Safety Board and the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority are investigating the crash, she said.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, but the U.S.-led coalition said in a statement to The Associated Press: "Taliban's claims are false."

    It said there was no sign of insurgent activity in the area at the time. Capt. Luca Carniel, a coalition spokesman, said the aircraft crashed from a low altitude right after takeoff.

    National Airlines moved from Willow Run to Orlando, Fla., in early 2013, according to a report from Crain's Detroit Business.

    The 79-employee company had sought to stay in Michigan, according to Crain's, but took incentives offered to move to Florida. At that time, it relocated 44 of its 79 employees.

    In 2009, when based at Willow Run, National Air Cargo announced the launch of a weekly charter to deliver goods to the US military.

    "The flight, operated by (subsidiary) National Airlines, will depart every Friday and arrive in Bagram on Sunday evening with one fueling stop in Europe. The flight will provide the fastest possible route from the United States to Afghanistan -- a 33 hour transit," according to a news release from May 2009.

    From the release:

    "This is the fastest possible route from the United States to Afghanistan and no one else in the air cargo industry is currently providing such a service," Robert Schlager, regional manager-Americas, National Air Cargo said.

    "National Air Cargo is extremely proud that we can continue our high level of service to the United States military and their contractors not only in Afghanistan, but also in Iraq."

    Among some of the materials that will be shipped via air transport from Ypsilanti to Bagram includes equipment such as electrical generators, water purification systems, medical supplies and other materials to help with the expansion and construction of hospitals, sewage plants, libraries and other facilities in Bagram Air Base and around Afghanistan.

    Tags: Afghanistan, Michigan, Willow Run airport,


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 84 ✭✭✭ lanyard


    Fock that is tragic. It seems the pilot was on the verge of regaining control and just needed more altitude. 8 crew members seems high.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,763 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ToxicPaddy


    Jeez that's frightening and tragic. Such a waste of life :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,757 bohsboy


    Classic stall....he was levelling it out but unfortunately had full fuel tanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭ moc moc a moc


    LizT wrote: »
    Moved to Cool Vids & Pics & links.

    You thought Cool Vids & Pics was the appropriate location for a video of seven people being incinerated in a plane crash??


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,295 Duggy747


    Supposedly cargo came loose and went towards the tail, dragging the weight down and pushing the nose up. They were fùcked as soon as it stalled.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,430 Ilik Urgee


    Thread here saying it might have been loose cargo moving around.

    RIP to those who died. Sad to watch


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,783 maglite


    Duggy747 wrote: »
    Supposedly cargo came loose


    How can people possibly know this? Could have been any number of things


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,007 Seedy Arling


    That would put you off flying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,686 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    That would put you off flying.

    on a cargo plane full of heavy vehicles I guess....

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,007 Seedy Arling


    silverharp wrote: »
    on a cargo plane full of heavy vehicles I guess....

    Key word is plane.

    Genius.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Key word is plane.

    Genius.
    :rolleyes:
    I think what he meant was, its very rare for a passenger plane to become suddenly off balance, the likley cause of the crash in the video.

    Back OT: Very sad about the people on board, as someone else mentioned maybe a couple more hundred ft and pilot might have had it under control.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭ Oblomov


    Not sure about the load shifting, Normal prop [plane, for the wings to stall, the aircraft will turn with the prop rotation, with an idling engine it will drop forward, without the turning motion.

    A jet under full power , you would expect the aircraft to the nose to drop without turning, The sudden stop in inertia and the movement of the nose dropping, stick forward to gain momentum .. the reaction time would be critical, maintain full power and attempt to level out... But the aircraft turn increasing the possibility of wing stall speed.

    more info needed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,461 ✭✭✭ --Kaiser--


    Duggy747 wrote: »
    Supposedly cargo came loose and went towards the tail, dragging the weight down and pushing the nose up. They were fùcked as soon as it stalled.

    That was my guess


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,039 force eleven


    maglite wrote: »
    How can people possibly know this? Could have been any number of things

    Yes, it could. But I've seen some knowlegeable aviation people in other forums speculating that load shift is the most likely cause. But, only after the official report comes out, will we know if any other factors came into play.


  • Registered Users Posts: 648 Plumpynutt


    You thought Cool Vids & Pics was the appropriate location for a video of seven people being incinerated in a plane crash??


    Where else do you suggest is an appropriate place for it then?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,385 ✭✭✭✭ El Guapo!


    You thought Cool Vids & Pics was the appropriate location for a video of seven people being incinerated in a plane crash??


    Well there isn't a TRAGIC pics and vids forum, so yes, this is the perfect place for it. Stop trying to be an ass just for the sake of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,370 ✭✭✭✭ Son Of A Vidic


    An awful thing to see a plane stall like that. RIP to the poor souls that perished.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,448 ✭✭✭✭ The_Kew_Tour


    RIP to all who lost their lives.

    That is scary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭ Spudmonkey


    Date is wrong in the video. Presume it wasn't set?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    Ugh.

    This is one of my worst nightmares. Can you imagine being on that plane? The fall probably seemed like it took forever and you're sitting there, knowing there's probably no way you can survive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,686 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Key word is plane.

    Genius.

    lol, don't go watching Top Gun, you'll never fly again :P

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



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