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National Air Cargo's website says that the company "will release additional information as it becomes available, in cooperation with government authorities." National also said that the "focus at this time is on the family members of those we've lost, and on assisting the NTSB and Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority in their investigations. As of now, the cause of the accident is unknown."
|Photo: Ton Jochems. Source: World Airline News|
"The Taliban reportedly took responsibility for downing the airplane, but it is believed to be a false claim. Other speculation centered on weather, but the video of the accident seems to show relatively benign conditions along the airplane's flight path," reports FlyingMag.com.
AirNation.net quotes National Transportation Safety Boardy spokeswoman Kelly Nantel as saying that NTSB “is sending a team of investigators to Afghanistan later today to investigate yesterday’s crash of a Boeing 747 cargo airplane.”