Bagram, Afghanistan 29 April, 2013-A National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of US Mobility Command, registration N949CA performing cargo flight N8-102 from Bagram (Afghanistan) to Dubai Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates) with 7 crew and cargo consisting of 5 military vehicles, has crashed shortly after takeoff from Bagram Air Base’s runway 03 at 15:30L (11:00Z) and erupted into flames near the end of the runway within the perimeter of the Air Base. All 7 crew are reported perished in the crash.
The investigation into this mishap is still in the early stages. The video does not reveal external causal effects from say a missile strike. It appears to be a simple aerodynamic stall from which the crew did not have the altitude to recover from.
Speculation points to maybe a catastrophic shift of cargo as the aircraft pitched up for take off.