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Cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan, killing 7 Americans

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Investigators are trying to find out why a U.S. cargo plane went down right after takeoff.

Seven people killed when the plane crashed in Afghanistan on Monday.

Orlando, Fla.-based National Air Cargo says six of the seven victims killed in Monday's crash on the grounds of Bagram Air Base were from Michigan and one was from Kentucky. All were U.S. citizens.

The Boeing 747-400 was destined for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The Afghanistan Ministry of Transportation and Commercial Aviation is leading the investigation. America's National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating the crash alongside the ministry.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing also are participating in the probe.

NATO is discounting Taliban claims of responsibility for the crash.

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