“With our full cooperation, an investigation by appropriate authorities is under way, and we encourage everyone to join us in respecting that process and allowing it to take its appropriate course,” the company said.
National Air Cargo released these facts regarding the aircraft and its movements prior to the accident:
•National Flight NCR102 was en route to Dubai from Camp Bastian and had stopped to refuel at Bagram Air Base.
•The cargo contained within the aircraft was properly loaded and secured, and had passed all necessary inspections prior to departing Camp Bastian.
•The aircraft landed safely and uneventfully in Bagram.
•No additional cargo or personnel was added during the stop in Bagram, and the aircraft's cargo was again inspected prior to departure.
National Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings. National Airlines, based in Orlando, Fla., operates scheduled and on-demand cargo service globally and charter passenger service in the Middle East.