Investigation Launched Into Incident in Afghanistan
By Rob Dixon
Aviation law experts acting for the families of victims killed in a plane crash in Afghanistan in 2010 have revealed their hopes that an investigation will lead to answers in relation to a fatal crash this week involving a US Boeing 747 cargo plane.
Seven crew members on board the National Air Cargo-operated flight were killed when the aircraft came down shortly after take-off on Monday (April 29th) at Bagram Air Base, close to the capital city Kabul.
Taliban forces initially claimed responsibility for shooting down the aircraft, although no cause has yet been identified. NATO has also stated there was no militant activity around the base when the crash occurred.
National Air Cargo has confirmed it will be working with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority in relation to investigating the incident.
Irwin Mitchell’s specialist aviation law team represents victims involved in aviation accidents across the world. This extensive experience includes acting for the families of 25 Afghan and British passengers killed when an Antonov AN24B operated by Pamir Airways crashed into a mountain near Bagram in May 2010. This case is currently being litigated in the US State of Illinois against several US based corporations.
Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in relation to Air Accident claims