Thursday, May 02, 2013

Statement from National Air Cargo: Boeing 747-400 freighter, N949CA

May 1, 2013, 8:51 p.m. ET

ORLANDO, Fla., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Air Cargo will not speculate as to the cause of the accident involving National Flight NCR102. 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.

Here are some 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.

Please visit for updates regarding this tragic accident. Media inquiries can be directed to

About National Airlines:

National Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings. National Airlines, based in Orlando, FL operates scheduled and on-demand cargo service globally and charter passenger service in the Middle East.

SOURCE National Airlines

CONTACT: Shirley Kaufman,

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