U.S. C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan; Six American Servicemembers, Five Civilians Dead

UPDATE, Oct. 2 — 2:57 a.m.: In a statement, the military said six U.S. servicemembers and five civilians were killed in the crash.

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A U.S. C-130 crashed at Jalalabad Airport in Afghanistan early Friday morning, a defense official confirmed to TheBlaze.

A C-130J Super Hercules. (Image source: Lockheed Martin)
A C-130J Super Hercules. (Image source: Lockheed Martin)

The defense official said that the status of passengers and crew members was unknown. NBC News, citing a U.S. military official, reported that 12 people, including five American service members, were killed in the incident.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

“We are gathering further information,” the defense official told TheBlaze.

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