Conflict & Justice

Graphic footage of Afghanistan NATO plane crash surfaces (VIDEO)


A screen grab of the plane crashing to the ground.

Graphic video footage has surfaced online of the NATO civilian cargo plane crash in Afghanistan that killed all seven people aboard.

The video was captured by a camera on the dashboard of an approaching vehicle. Though the time stamp on the video says February 1, 2013, several bystanders have given their eyewitness accounts of the crash.

BuzzFeed has also background-checked the video's legitimacy here

And, as the Aviation Herald reported

Several observers on the ground reported the National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 had just lifted off and was climbing through approximately 1200 feet when it's nose sharply rose, the aircraft appeared to have stalled and came down erupting in a blaze.

There is speculation that the plane crash was caused by a shifting cargo load, which could have stalled the flight shortly after it took off. 

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