Afghanistan Cargo Plane Crash Kills Seven Americans
- The accident occurred shortly after takeoff from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan with seven crew members aboard.
- After examining video of the tragedy, it appears there was a significant shift in the load causing the nose of the plane pitch up and the aircraft to stall.
On Monday, April 29th at about 7 a.m., local time, a National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400F, registration #N949CA, crashed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. National Air Cargo Flight 102 was heading to Dubai and crashed shortly after takeoff with seven crew members on board.
Dan Rose, a former military jet pilot, explained that “based on initial information, including the crash video, which shows the nose of the plane pitch up radically and the aircraft then stall and plummet to the ground, it appears that there was a significant shift in the load within the civilian-operated cargo plane.”
Six of the victims were from Michigan, and they are identified as Brad Hasler, Jeremy Lipka, Jamie Brokaw, Rinku Summan, Michael Sheets and Gary Stockdale. The seventh victim, Timothy Garrett, was from Kentucky.
The firm has handled similar crashes involving military contractors. For more information contact Brian Alexander, Dan Rose or Justin Green at Kreindler & Kreindler LLP.