Published On: Thu, May 2nd, 2013

Cargo plane crash victims identified, Michael Moore tweets ‘What’s another 5 bodies from Michigan 2 throw on the pile’

Seven people are dead following a cargo plane crash near the Afghan capital city of Kabul. 

The U.S.-run plane went down shortly after takeoff today from the Bagram air base. 

US cargo plane crashThe Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, but NATO officials say there are no reports of insurgent activity in the area. 

“This was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard,” a company statement said. “Cargo consisted of vehicles and routine general cargo.”

“Our focus at this time is on the family members of those we’ve lost, and on assisting the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority in their investigations.”

Six of the victims were from Michigan, National said, and they were identified as Brad Hasler, Jeremy Lipka, Jamie Brokaw, Rinku Summan, Michael Sheets and Gary Stockdale.

The other victim, Timothy Garrett, was from Kentucky.

Michael Moore felt the need to chime in and offer the following tweet:

What’s another 5 bodies from Michigan 2 throw on the pile? Condolences 2 the families & rage @ all who took us to war lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/…

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2013




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