This dramatic crash of a Boeing-747 cargo jet was captured as it took off from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on April 29.
The Boeing 747 was a cargo jet and was operated by National Air Cargo. The 747 was en-route from Bagram to Dubai. The 747 aircraft took off from Bagram’s runway 03 at
An investigation into the crash identified a shift in the cargo load of five military vehicles appeared to have taken place. At least one armoured vehicle came loose and rolled backwards. The vehicle impacted against the 747s rear bulkhead. This impact damaged the bulkhead and also crippled key hydraulic systems. One of these systems was the horizontal stabilizer’s jackscrew. This is such a vital component that the 747 became uncontrollable. There was absolutely nothing the crew could have done.
All 7 onboard the 747 are believed to have died in the crash, including four pilots, two mechanics, and a loadmaster.