747 cargo plane crash in Afghanistan, cause determined

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 3 at 5:17 PM

(WHAS11) -- New information about what caused a horrifying plane crash in Afghanistan that killed 7 people, including a Louisville native two months ago.

It is video shot from a dashcam at Bagram Airbase of a 747 transport plane falling out of the sky.

Seven Americans were on board the plane, all were killed, including 51-year-old Timothy Garrett of Louisville.

Garrett was a civil engineer and in flight mechanic.
    
The civilian plane was carrying large armored vehicles that likely broke loose during take off and slid to the back of the plane.

A Monday morning news conference in Afghanistan revealed some of the chains used to hold that heavy cargo were found broken in the wreckage, suggesting that cargo did indeed shift, causing the pilot to lose control.

An ABC News consultant said there was nothing the pilot could do.

The mine resistant vehicles that were being transported each weighed about 12 tons.

Garrett leaves behind two daughters, his mother and two half brothers. He was buried locally at Highland Memory Gardens.

 

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