On the night of October 2, near the airport metropolis of Jalalabad in Afghanistan military transport aircraft of the United States crashed. The exact cause of the catastrophe is unknown, however the militants of the movement "Taliban" declared that the American Board they hit.
Afghanistan, which for many years housed the United States military bases and American media tries to establish its own order, as before remains a dangerous place. In this regard, any occurrence which in any way relates to military technology, commonly associated with the actions of the adherents of Taliban.
Is no exception and the crash of the military transport aircraft of the United States C-130 Hercules in the East of powers near the airport metropolis of Jalalabad. The number of victims of the crash reached, according to preliminary data, 14 people - 6 crew members, five civil servants and 3 citizens of Afghanistan, which at the time of the crash was on earth.
The Taliban announced that military aircraft of the United States they hit, RIA Novosti reported. The U.S. military, moreover, declared that in the area of disaster activity of fighters was observed. The Taliban, as the experts often overestimate their own military successes and attributes to himself the destruction of almost all NATO aircraft wrecked in Afghanistan.
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, developed by Lockheed company in early 1950-ies. For more than 40 years of mass production produced more than 2,2 thousand aircraft, more than 60 modifications. The crew of the aircraft in the basic version (C-130A) - 4 people the plane can carry 92 passengers and more than 20 tons of Luggage.
Hercules is considered the main component of the American concept of mobile air strike force. The plane is used for large-scale airlift of troops and equipment, was actively used in different military incidents.
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