Preacher, I believe you but I can insure you 100% probability that this was not just a fuel stop. Did they take fuel on? You bet they did, but they also picked up the cargo to fly out of there. I have flown these same trips many times with the same cargo. The statements issued are often inaccurate and vague at best, trust me on this.
Gary, just because there was a load shift doesn't mean he screwed up. There could have been a failure of the straps or the pallet locks however unlikely but...the elevator can not runaway on the 747. The stab could but there are shutoff switches that are just below the flap handle to stop that. Load shift is undoubtedly what happened here and will not be difficult to determine when the recorders are studied
Sorry, but there are no stand on you tail departures in a heavily loaded 747. They might do a v2 climb to 1000 to 3000agl at best. Pitch attitude would be around 15 degrees at the weight they would have been at. The aircraft would react the way it did in a deep stall situation regardless of cg