C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Defense Officials Say

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via NBC: A U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Friday, the military said.

The crash happened shortly after midnight local time (3:30 p.m. ET) at Jalalabad Airport, coalition spokesperson U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus said.

“Cause of the crash and status of crew and others onboard remains unknown,” Tribus aid. “We are gathering more information and will release as appropriate.”

The C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop aircraft used to transport personnel and oversized cargo.

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