Plane Crash Investigation Reveals Cause
On April 29, we reported the National Air Cargo flight that crashed when it’s load shifted and the plane stalled. Federal investigators and Boeing experts went to Afghanistan to to assist in the investigation.
On Jun 2nd 2013, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan investigation announced officially that it was the weight of three armored vehicles and two mine sweepers 80 tons––of shifting cargo that caused the plane to crash.
The wiring in the back of the plane was cut by impact with the cargo, leaving the pilots helpless to control the plane.
There were no survivors.
As a result of the April Crash, on May 17, 2013 Boeing issued the following SAFO: