Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cargo plane crashes at Afghan airbase; 7 killed

A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after take-off at a huge US-run airbase in Afghanistan on Monday, killing all seven crew members on board, officials said.
Rescue teams rushed to the scene after the plane smashed into the ground inside the boundaries of Bagram airfield, a key transport hub for US-led military operations in Afghanistan.
The spokesman said that the flight out of Bagram airbase, 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Kabul, had been operated by the US-based National Air Cargo company.