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Company IDs 7 killed in Afghanistan plane crash

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DETROIT (CBS5/AP) -

The identities have been released of the seven Americans killed in a cargo plane crash near an Air Force base in Afghanistan.

The Dubai-bound Boeing 747-400 was operated by National Air Cargo and crashed just after takeoff Monday from Bagram Air Base about 11:20 a.m. local time, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Tuesday.

The accident site is within the perimeter of Bagram Air Base.

Six of the victims were from Michigan. National Air Cargo Vice President Shirley Kaufman said the victims are 1st Officers Jamie Brokaw of Monroe, MI, and Rinku Summan, of Canton, MI; pilots Brad Hasler of Trenton, MI, and Jeremy Lipka of Brooklyn, MI, loadmaster Michael Sheets, of Ypsilanti, MI; and maintenance crew Timothy Garrett, of Louisville, KY, and Gary Stockdale of Romulus, MI.

Kaufman said the plane - owned by National Airlines, an Orlando, FL,  based subsidiary of National Air Cargo - was carrying vehicles and other cargo.

National Airlines was based until recently at Michigan's Willow Run Airport, west of Detroit. It carries cargo both commercially and for the military, Kaufman said. She said the company employs about 225 people.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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