May 2nd, 2013
01:39 PM ET

U.S. cargo plane crash in Afghanistan purportedly caught on video

There is dramatic new video tonight of the civilian cargo plane crash that killed seven Americans on Monday just moments after taking off from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

We want to warn our viewers, the video is disturbing.

747 crash purportedly caught on video

The crash was captured via dash cam video by a U.S. contractor who was driving in the area. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the deadly crash, but according to officials, the plane was carrying tons of equipment, including vehicles and other cargo as the U.S. military begins pulling out of Afghanistan. 

Outfront tonight:  John Hansman is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at M.I.T.

Filed under: Afghanistan • International • News
May 2nd, 2013
01:32 PM ET

Jamestown settlers resorted to cannibalism

A new and jarring revelation has been made by archaeologists excavating the Jamestown colony site in Virginia - settlers in 1609 resorted to cannibalism.

Jim Horn, a scholar on the project, tell CNN that they found the remains of a skull and partial bone leg of 14-year-old girl they are calling Jane.

Researchers: Jamestown settlers resorted to cannibalism

He says cut marks on those remains is the only physical evidence of cannibalism in the Americas during this time - a harsh winter known as the "Starving Time."

They believe Jane had likely already died of starvation. The average life span during the 17th century was about 50 years.

Filed under: International
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