Afghanistan Plane Crash Caught on Tape

Cargo believed to have loosened, causing the 747 to go down shortly after takeoff.
2:26 | 05/01/13

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We begin with dramatic pictures of the crash. The video from a vehicle dashcam posted on the web. It does provide important clues about what might have happened. Martha raddatz is here with all the details. Good morning, martha. Good morning, george. This is a kind of jet that is used commercially worldwide and even though it was in a war zone they do not believe enemy fire had anything to do with the crash. The video was shot from a dashboard camera on the perimeter of bagram air base. You see the huge 747 just having taken off nose high but seconds later a sharp banked right then plunging to the ground. There was no chance for anyone to survive. In the cockpit the pilots are trying to force the nose to move down so the airplane can get more air speed and wings will continue to generate lift. It's a sickening feeling to watch this. Reporter: The airline company says the plane was packed with vehicles and other general cargo being flown out of afghanistan during this drawdown. Colonel ganyard says they may have broken loose. If the cargo had broken loose from its restraints it would force it to the back of the airplane because the nose -- just like it is there so the nose is up so far because perhaps cargo is shifted to the back and pushed the tail of the aircraft down and the nose up. At thispoint, the pilots don't even have the control authority to push the nose down and to get the airplane flying n. Reporter: The couple says it would have been nearly impossible for a pilot to recover in that short amount of time during takeoff. At this point as you sigh the forward motion begin to slow down and the aircraft roll off onto one wing, the stall is inevitable. Reporter: This morning, we are learning more about the victims in the crash. Five of the seven dead are from michigan including 33-year-old jamie brokaw and brad hasler whose brother talked about the ss. I love the my brother more than anything. If I could trade places with him and he could be with his family I would in a heartbeat. The pilots were all very experienced but as you heard the colonel say this was the kind of incident that you just couldn't recover from. The national transportation safety board now has investigators on the way.

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