He knew he would die in ‘a ball of flame’: One of seven dead in fiery crash at Afghan military base predicted death

National Post | News

DETROIT — One of the seven Americans killed in a fiery 747 plane crash outside of an Afghanistan military base that was caught on video told family that he knew he would die “in a ball of flame.”

Jamie Brokaw was an experienced navigator who was no stranger to dangerous flying situations and had the skills to stay cool in the face of danger, according to close friend Chris Connerton.

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“He was a very good person and very smart person,” Connerton told The Associated Press by telephone from Rochester, Minn.

Brokaw, 33, of Monroe, Mich., was among seven Americans killed Monday when their National Air Cargo plane crashed near an Air Force base in Afghanistan. Six of the victims were from Michigan and a seventh was from Kentucky, said Shirley Kaufman, National Air Cargo vice president.

Connerton said Brokaw was a key reason…

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