Deadly Plane Crash Caught on Film in Shocking Footage That May Put You Off Flying (VIDEO)

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plane crashA cargo plane crash in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of seven Americans and also been caught on dashboard cam in one of the scariest videos I have ever seen in my life. The plane (which looks the size of any commercial jet) first appears to take off normally, then it pitches to the side, spins, and crashes into the ground in a fireball.

The story is made completely tragic by the loss of life. As of yet, no one knows the exact cause of the crash, though shifting cargo in the back is one theory. What is clear is that for many, this video is going to be too disturbing to watch.

Truly, if you have any kind of fear of flying, DO not watch this. See below:

It's especially harrowing to know that there were people on that flight who lose their lives.

Still, for anyone who has a fear of flying, it's exactly the nightmare in your mind's eye when it comes to flight. Most plane crashes are never seen by witnesses, so this makes it especially frightening.

Or maybe we are all so traumatized by the images of 9/11 that any time we see a plane in the sky, we can imagine the worst. Every time I see a plane and it manages to stay in the air, it seems like a marvel to me.

I know there are physics involved and somehow it works, but it always just seems like a miracle. My heart is so sad for the families who lost someone in this crash. As of now, the National Air Cargo plane wasn't thought to be shot down as military officials say there was no enemy activity. But we will see in the days to come what actually caused the crash.

Whatever it was, I won't forget the images from this video or the families affected by this tragedy.

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SandM... SandMsMama

It looks to me like the cargo wasn't secured and shifted to the back, causing the nose to pull up and the plane to stall. Very unlikely this would happen in a passenger plane, but thanks for scaring everyone tsk tsk

Katy Khan

Horrifying! I was so panicked yesterday because my husband works in cargo planes everyday and his flights leave each morning and i couldnt get a hold of him all day which is so unusual and then finally i did late last night -_- so scary. He said you could hear the explosion from baghram. So sad, my heart goes out to the families.

Katy Khan

@sands , i kinda thought that but i do know their takeoffs and landings are very abrupt, my husband describes it as feeling that you are going straight up. That video is just difficult to watch...maybe because it happens slowly. I cant imagine how the people on board must have felt knowing they were going down.

Deanna Drapeau

The plane was carrying vehicles and one vehicle was not secured properly. The vehicle rolled to the back of the plane as the plane took off, causing the tail to fall downward and then eventually pull the plane down as you can see from the footage. My husband is on that base and said that there is even talk that the pilot called in to the tower and said that their cargo shifted and they were in trouble.

nonmember avatar NoWay

When I was a kid, I witnessed a small plane crash where two people died. I was terrified, but now I work right next to a fairly large airport so I see planes take off and land every day without incident. I used to be afraid to fly and still get nervous, but I know the odds are in my favor. People witness terrible car crashes and still drive every day.

LostS... LostSoul88

My heart goes out to all those families that lost a loved one. It's so heart breaking. 

Brain... BrainyMommy



Very little about the probable cause of this crash is applicable to commercial aviation. Most passengers don't run to the back of the airplane during take-off. Luggage is stored in compartments so that it can't suddenly shift to the back of the plane. 


I'd be more concerned about the quality & lack of real-life training skills that many new commercial pilots have. 



DeShaundra La'Faye Armistead

I heard the boom. Im deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan and is located right beside the airfield where it happened. I'm mortuary Affairs. :(

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