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C-130 Crash in Jalalabad

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October 2, 2015
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C-130 crash in Jalalabad


A C-130 Hercules crashed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. From CNN:

Eleven people were killed when a U.S. C-130 plane crashed in Afghanistan early Friday morning, a U.S. defense official said.

The six-member U.S. servicemember crew and their five passengers all died. It is not yet known what caused the accident at Jalalabad Airport near the Afghan-Pakistani border or if there is any indication that there was hostile fire. The military is still continuing to gather information and is investigating the crash, said Army Col. Brian Tribus.

The Jalalabad Airport, which has hosted the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, has been subject to attacks by militants in the past.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules, which has been in use since the 1950s, transports oversized cargo.

See the article at CNN.

Break Break Break:

As this is being written, a national "news" channel is airing information about the Shooting in Oregon earlier today. At this time, it is being reported that 10 people were killed, and 7 wounded. The Killer is dead as well. More information can be found at the CNN live blog.

While both of these tragedies are terrible, the fact that their is more media attention on this shooting tells a grave tale of our country today.

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