A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the sprawling US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan with the Taliban claiming responsibility for “shooting down” the jet.
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But a Nato spokesman later denied any Taliban involvement, adding that the 20-year-old Boeing 747 had come down within the boundaries of the US base near the capital of Kabul.
Witnesses said the National Air Cargo-operated plane had reached an altitude of 1,300ft before “falling out of the sky”. According to the Aviation Safety Network, which carries incident reports from all registered jets, the plane had taken off from Bagram’s single concrete runway and “attained a very steep nose-up attitude” immediately after take-off.
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