WATCH: Raw Video Of Boeing 747 Crash At Bagram Airfield
Despite claims from the Taliban, there is no indication of a missile. The 747 clearly stalls in flight. The aircraft was carrying a crew of seven and five military vehicles.
A National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Mobility Command, registration N949CA performing cargo flight N8-102 from Bagram to Dubai Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates) crashed shortly after takeoff near Kabul on Monday, within the boundaries of the US-run airbase, killing all seven people aboard. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition dismissed the claim as "false" in a statement to AP. The cause of the crash is being investigated by emergency crews, but no sign of insurgent activity in the area was spotted at the time, the statement added.
Photo of the fireball as the 747 impacts the ground.