10 Americans Among 14 Killed in C-130 Cargo Plane Crash in Afghanistan

Ten Americans were among the 14 people killed by the crash of an Air Force C-130J cargo plane Thursday night as it took off from an airfield in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said today. Investigators are focusing on an engine failure or the clipping of a security barrier as possible causes for the crash. The Air Force C-130J was assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing and crashed at 12:19 a.m. at Jalalabad Airfield in eastern Afghanistan, the Air Force said in a statement confirming the crash.

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