A National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of US Mobility Command, from Bagram to Dubai Al Maktoum with eight crew and cargo consisting of five military vehicles, crashed shortly after takeoff and erupted into flames near the end of the runway, The Aviation Herald has reported.
All eight crew are reported perished in the crash.
Afghan authorities immediately denied claims that the crash of a large civilian cargo aircraft was the result of enemy activities. According to a listener on frequency the crew reported the aircraft stalled due to a possible load shift.
National Air Cargo operates three Boeing 747-400s.