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Afghanistan delegates National Airlines crash investigation to NTSB

National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400F
N949CA, the aircraft involved in the accident | Luis David Sanchez GFDL 1.2

The NTSB will complete the investigation into the April 29, 2013 crash of a National Airlines Boeing 747 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

The cargo flight crashed on takeoff on its way from Bagram to Dubai. All seven crew members were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed.

The investigation is being conducted in accordance with ICAO Annex 13.

Initially, the investigation was led by the state of occurrence, the Republic of Afghanistan. The NTSB assisted as the accredited representative of the U.S., the state of manufacturer and the state of the operator. This week, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority delegated the remainder of the investigation to the NTSB, which will include completing the final report. NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart has appointed Tim LeBaron as the investigator in charge.

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