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U.S. Air Force

US Military Transport Plane Crashes In Afghanistan

Military officials say at least 13 people were killed when a transport plane crashed in Afghanistan Thursday.

By Grant Suneson | October 1, 2015

At least 13 people were killed when a U.S. C-130 aircraft crashed early Friday morning at Jalalabad airport in Afghanistan.

U.S. military officials say the deceased include six U.S. service members and five civilian contractors aboard the plane. Two Afghan civilians were also reportedly killed on the ground.

The contractors were reportedly on a NATO-led mission to train Afghan security forces.

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The transport plane crashed during takeoff, but a cause has not yet been determined.

The crash comes less than a week after Defense News reported Rolls-Royce was finalizing a deal with the Air Force to upgrade the engines on their fleet of C-130s.

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