A horrific scene was caught on a dash-cam in Afghanistan as a US cargo plane slammed into the ground killing seven Americans, including six Michigan servicemen.

The private cargo plane was bound for Dubai on Monday and everything appeared to be normal on takeoff.  The video showed that the plane appeared to stall, and then twisted, dropping quickly before crashing to the ground in a fireball.

In a statement, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash and said they shot down the plane, but NATO security officials denied that.

According to The DailyMail, the servicemen killed in the crash were: pilots Brad Hasler of Trenton, Michigan, and Jeremy Lipka of Brooklyn, Michigan; First Officers First Officers Jamie Brokaw, of Monroe, Michigan, and Rinku Summan of Canton, Michigan;  loadmaster Michael Sheets of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and maintenance crew Gary Stockdale of Romulus, Michigan and Timothy Garrett of Louisville, Kentucky.

Before you watch the video, please take a moment and send some positive thoughts to the families of the men who were aboard the plane.