U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Killing 14

KABUL — An Air Force C-130J transport plane crashed early Friday in eastern Afghanistan, killing more than a dozen people, an American military official said.

The crash occurred as the plane, assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, was taking off around midnight from an airfield in Jalalabad.

The dead included the six crew members, all American armed forces personnel; five civilian contractors working for the American-led military mission in Afghanistan; and three Afghan civilians.

In Washington, the Pentagon said that the crash was under investigation and released no further information.

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