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  • U.S. C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan

    A U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed at Jalalabad airport in Afghanistan early Friday, the military said.

    The crash happened shortly after midnight local time (3:30 p.m. ET), coalition spokesperson U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus said.

    "Cause of the crash and status of crew and others onboard remains unknown," Tribus aid. "We are gathering more information and will release as appropriate."

    The C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop aircraft used to transport personnel and oversized cargo.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/military...ls-say-n437191

    I hope this ends up being another media false alarm.

  • #2
    Sadly, not a media false alarm.

    *******

    Oct 1 2015, 6:10 pm ET
    12 Dead After U.S. C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan: Officials

    by Courtney Kube and Fazul Rahim

    Twelve people, including five American service members, were killed early Friday when a U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed while taking off from an airport in Afghanistan, a U.S. military official said.

    The crash happened shortly after midnight local time (3:30 p.m. ET) at Jalalabad airport, coalition spokesperson U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus said.

    Five of the dead were U.S. service members that were the crew of the aircraft, five were civilian contractors who were passengers, and two were local Afghan civilians who were killed on the ground, the military official said.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/military...ls-say-n437191

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