C-130 plane crashes in eastern Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Eleven people were killed when a U.S. C-130 plane crashed in Afghanistan early Friday morning, a U.S. defense official said.

The six-member U.S. servicemember crew and their five passengers all died. It is not yet known what caused the accident at Jalalabad Airport near the Afghan-Pakistani border or if there is any indication that there was hostile fire. The military is still continuing to gather information and is investigating the crash, said Army Col. Brian Tribus.

The Jalalabad Airport, which has hosted the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, has been subject to attacks by militants in the past.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules, which has been in use since the 1950s, transports oversized cargo.

4 Comments on C-130 plane crashes in eastern Afghanistan

  1. I am very sorry for the soldiers and anyone else who lost their lives. And its time we put an end to senseless aircraft crashes. Our nation has more senseless aircraft crashes than any other in the world. We must have better regulations and laws for aircraft and their use.

  2. The airport in J-bad is asphalt and long enough for a C-17. It is an easy approach but it is in the city next to the major road through the city. The C-130 is one of the most dependable airframes in US inventory.

  3. RIP

    Probably the algae in the fucking fuel tanks instead of airplane fuel. Fuck these EnviroNazi motherfuckers.


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