WASHINGTON--The National Transportation Safety Board today opened the accident docket as part of the ongoing investigation into the April 29, 2013 crash of a National Airlines Boeing 747 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The cargo flight crashed on takeoff on its way from Bagram to Dubai. All seven crew members were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed.
The information being released, which includes documents and photographs, is factual in nature. Additional material will continue to be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.
This will be a document release only. No interviews will be conducted.
The investigation is being conducted in accordance with ICAO Annex 13. Initially, the investigation was led by the state of occurrence, the Republic of Afghanistan. The NTSB assisted as the accredited representative of the U.S., the state of manufacturer and the state of the operator. Last October, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority delegated the remainder of the investigation to the NTSB, which will include completing the final report.
The docket material is available here or at http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/projList.cfm?ntsbnum=DCA13MA081