Sky From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 17458 times:
KABUL, Afghanistan β A cargo plane crashed into mountains east of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Tuesday, an Afghan airport official said.
The plane with a nine-member crew was flying from Bagram Air Field when it went down 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of the capital, Kabul Airport Director Yaqob Rasoli told The Associated Press.
No information was immediately available on the fate of the crew, he said.
The aircraft was carrying supplies for NATO forces in the country, Rasoli said.
Bagram, which lies north of Kabul, is the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan.
Weather conditions were clear Tuesday evening and the cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.
In May, a passenger plane operated by Pamir Airways, a private Afghan airline, crashed while traveling from Kunduz in northern Afghanistan to the capital. All 44 passengers on the plane died.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6543 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 16882 times:
Quoting kl911 (Reply 6): What cargo plane has a 9 member crew btw?
I would assume "crew" does not necessarily mean flight crew. In many places like Afghanistan, with less developed facilities and air fields, many cargo planes may be required to carry along any crew that would be needed to load/unload the cargo on either end. For example, 2-3 flight crew + 6 loading/ground crew. Just an idea...