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UPDATE: A U.S. cargo plane company has released the names of seven people killed when one of its planes crashed in Afghanistan.
    
National Air Cargo Vice President Shirley Kaufman says six of the seven victims killed in Monday's crash outside Bagram Air Base were from Michigan, and one was from Kentucky.
    
The Boeing 747-400 was operated by National Air Cargo and crashed just after takeoff. The crew members were all American citizens.
    
The flight was destined for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
    
The plane was owned by Florida-based National Airlines, a subsidiary of National Air Cargo. It was carrying vehicles and other cargo.
    
National Airlines was based until recently at Michigan's Willow Run Airport, west of Detroit.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to Afghanistan to assist local authorities with their investigation of a U.S. cargo airline crash that killed all seven crew members on board.
    
The plane, a Boeing 747-400 operated by National Air Cargo, crashed Monday just after takeoff from Bagram Air Base. The NTSB said Tuesday the crew members were all American citizens. The accident site is within the perimeter of Bagram Air Base.
    
The international cargo flight was destined for Dubai. The Afghanistan Ministry of Transportation and Commercial Aviation is leading the investigation.
    
The Taliban claimed responsibility for downing the plane, but NATO said the claims were false, and there was no sign of insurgent activity in the area at the time of the crash.

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