May 2nd, 2013
09:50 PM ET

What caused a plane to fall out of the sky?

Did shifting cargo throw a Boeing 747 off balance and cause it to crash?  CNN's Chris Lawrence looks at possible causes. A warning: the video purporting to show the Monday crash in Afghanistan is disturbing.

Filed under: Afghanistan
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  1. petroskies

    some horrible mistake that a few people know, and the dead do not speak

    May 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  2. RB

    Most likely the power went out. I'm a contractor in afghanistan and National planes have been having numerous problems. I know this because we take Nationals civilian flight from Dubai to Afghanistan and on many occasions we had to turn around in the middle of the air due the air plane issues.

    May 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  3. Ksdryji Fdftukl

    If you can duplicate the senerio in a flight simulator you will be most of the way to figuring it out.

    May 3, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Reply
  4. George Patton-2

    What did cause this crash, I want to know? As usual, those clowns reporting for the NATO forces are going to say it was some kind of ":mechanical failure" while the Taliban say that they shot it down. I guess that we'll never know!

    May 3, 2013 at 10:26 am | Reply
  5. Daniel

    Search ‘Afghanistan crash additional angles’ for more perspective of what happened.

    May 3, 2013 at 5:55 am | Reply
  6. JJ

    Looks like loss of power

    May 3, 2013 at 5:01 am | Reply
  7. SayanIndia

    Some form of “buffer” between heavy cargos may be desirable to check the accidental repositioning.

    A sad video, may the departed souls Rest in Peace.


    May 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • JJ

      You might be right flight controls worked they leveled out on crash.Or loadmaster just screwed up.

      May 3, 2013 at 10:43 am | Reply

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