A Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed just after takeoff from Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan yesterday. There were eight crew members on board, and none of them survived. The entire crash was captured on the dash cam of an approaching vehicle. This is terrifying.
It sounds like a shifting cargo load in the civilian-operated plane may have caused it to stall during takeoff. Seeing a plane basically stopped in mid-air for a few brief seconds is an almost surreal experience. It actually looks like the film is frozen.
Once the forward momentum of the plane is gone, it literally just falls out of the sky and explodes when it hits the ground. The people on board had no chance.