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Air Disasters: Afghan Nightmare

Full Episode | 44:00

It's April 2013. A cargo plane leaves Afghanistan's largest airfield, but within seconds of takeoff, the pilots lose control of the aircraft. Discover how the crash of National Airlines Flight 102 became Bagram Airfield's worst aviation accident.

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It's April 2013. A 747 cargo plane leaves Afghanistan's largest airfield with 207,000 pounds of military equipment. Within seconds of takeoff, the pilots lose control of the aircraft. The nose won't drop, and in an instant, the plane stalls and crashes to the ground. The accident is caught on camera, leading investigators to what seems like an obvious conclusion, until further research indicates there must be more to the story. Discover how the crash of National Airlines Flight 102 became Bagram Airfield's worst ever civilian aviation accident.

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