This is one of those video that deserve very few words as it speaks by itself.
It was recorded by a dash camera and shows the B747-400 cargo plane operated by National Air Cargo crashing after take off from Bagram Airfield, in Afghanistan.
The B747, contracted out by the U.S. military can be seen almost still, few hundred feet above the ground, unable to climb, before stalling and crashing into the ground.
According to some reports, internal load shifted just prior to the crash, causing the heavy cargo plane to pitch up past the point at which the crew could not recover the proper airspeed and attitude.
H/T to Sam Wiltzius for the heads up
Very sad thing to see, including the obvious effect on the driver.
Does a -400 carry depleted uranium ballast?
It’s taking off, which means its likely carrying somewhere around 200,000 litres of fuel. That can make for a very big fiery explosion.
I was asking because you really don’t want to be near a fire that contains it. Turns out they stopped a while back.
I had a dream of that boing plane crash when I was 14 years old. Now my one and only daughter is 14 years old
No win situation.
However, the pilots did a miraculous job in the stall recovery and leveling the aircraft, but just did not have the altitude.