The 747 is one of my favorite planes. Last Monday, 29th April, a National Airlines 747-400 (registration N949CA) crashed shortly after take off from a refueling stop at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. All seven on board perished. The Taliban claimed responsibility but it looks to me more like the plane stalled just after take off.
A camera captured the extraordinary crash (NB video is disturbing and contains “bad” language)
RIP to the crew of National Airlines flight 102.