NTSB Identification: DCA13RA081
Accident occurred Monday, April 29, 2013 in Bagram, Afghanistan
Aircraft: BOEING 747-428, registration: N949CA
Injuries: 7 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On April 29, 2013, at about 1056 local time, a National Air Cargo B747-400, registration N949CA, crashed shortly after takeoff from Bagram Air Base (OAIX), Afghanistan. According to news reports, witnesses observed the airplane attain a very steep nose-up attitude shortly after takeoff before descending into the ground near the end of the runway. All seven crewmembers onboard were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed from impact forces and post-crash fire. All seven crew members were American citizens. The 14 CFR Part 121 Supplemental cargo flight was destined for Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The investigation is being conducted by the Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan (MoTCA). The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the State of the Operator, Manufacturer, and Registry of the airplane. All investigation information will be released by the MoTCA.

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