Afghanistan: Eleven dead as US military plane crashes
Oct.2, Kabul: A US military plane with six crew members and five contractors have crashed in Jalalabad airport near Pakistan killing all on board. A US army spokesman said that 11 people were killed in the crash and there were no reports of enemy fire when the incident took place.
The incident took place at around midnight on Thursday. The C-130 Hercules, a cargo plane built by Lockheed Martin, is powered by four turboprop engines and is used extensively by the military to ship troops and heavy gear.
The aircraft can take off and land on rough, dirt strips and is widely used by the US military in hostile areas.
The Oslo Times