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 says six were from Michigan: Pilot in Command Jeremy Lipka of Brooklyn; Pilot in Command Brad Hassler of Trenton; First Officer Jaime Brokaw of Monroe; First Officer Rinku Summan of Canton; Loadmaster Michael Sheets of Ypsilanti; and Mechanic Gary Stockdale of Romulus. The seventh victims was Mechanic Timothy Garrett of Louisville, Kentucky.
The Boeing 747-400 was operated by National Air Cargo and crashed just after takeoff. A National Transportation Safety Board team is on its way to investigate the cause of the accident.
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.