747 Crash: Cargo Plane Explodes in Afghanistan, Captured in Shocking Video

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Seven Americans were tragically killed in a 747 crash Monday, as a cargo airplane plummeted right after takeoff from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

Now, a shocking dash-cam video of the tragic explosion has surfaced.

Take a look below, but note that the authenticity of the video has not been 100 percent established, and the footage may be extremely unsettling:

A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the cause of the 747 crash is unknown, but dismissed claims of terrorism.

The Taliban claimed in a statement Monday that it had shot down an American plane. It said the alleged downing of the plane was part of its spring offensive.

Taliban officials said their efforts would be "monumental.”

ISAF said there was NO enemy activity in the vicinity.

Six of the American 747 crash victims were from Michigan and a seventh was from Kentucky, said Shirley Kaufman, National Air Cargo vice president.

The Dubai-bound Boeing 747, operated by National Air Cargo, crashed around 11:20 a.m. local time, still within the perimeter of Bagram Air Base.

The Afghanistan Ministry of Transportation and Commercial Aviation will be leading the investigation. The NTSB is investigating the crash as well.

The team will be composed of three NTSB investigators, as well as representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, the NTSB said.

Officials said the plane, owned by National Airlines, an Orlando, Fla.-based subsidiary of National Air Cargo, was carrying vehicles and other cargo.


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