Helicopter crashes in Afghanistan

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  1. h_8204

    h_8204 Old-Salt

    Helicopter crashes in Afghanistan

    A Chinook military helicopter has crashed in southern Afghanistan, Nato has said.
    There was no word on casualties, "but there were people on board when it went down", an International Security Assistance Force official said.

    There are also reports that the Taleban are claiming they have shot down a helicopter in the region.

    "There are few details. It's a Chinook and it was in the south," a Nato spokesman told Reuters.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6706253.stm
     
  2. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP RIP

    Hope the crew & passengers are ok,
    Fingers xed!
     
  3. Its been a horrible couple of days hope everyone is safe. :(
     
  4. Stephanie

    Stephanie War Hero

    Hope everyone is safe and well.
     
  5. allyjs

    allyjs War Hero

    Any news on the nationality of the helicopter? Can't find anything.

    Thoughts are with all those on board.
     
  6. loopallu

    loopallu Old-Salt

    no further info seems to be available just now
     
  7. Litotes

    Litotes LE

    Fingers crossed for no serious injuries.

    Litotes
     
  8. crabmabb

    crabmabb Old-Salt

    american chinny, cross fingers.
     
  9. Litotes

    Litotes LE

    10 o'clock news says it went down in the area of Kajacki, NE of the Helmand province.

    Possibly US.

    Litotes
     
  10. Mr._Average

    Mr._Average Old-Salt

  11. isongard

    isongard Old-Salt

    I hope it wasn't one of ours we don't have many and i hope there are surviours some good needs to come out of this.
     
  12. McVitie

    McVitie Old-Salt

    RIP to those on board. Thoughts are with family and friends.
     
  13. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP RIP

    Sky are now saying seven lost souls.
    RIP to the fallen.
     
  14. snapper

    snapper War Hero

    American or UK.... Thoughts still with Crew and Passengers... Fingers crossed for as good an outcome as possible
     
  15. micksmith

    micksmith Old-Salt

    Headquarters
    International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan
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    NEWS RELEASE [2007-410: For Immediate Release]
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    7 ISAF soldiers dead after helicopter goes down

    KABUL, Afghanistan (May 31) – Seven ISAF soldiers are known dead after a Chinook helicopter flying an ISAF mission went down in Helmand province near Kajaki just after 9 p.m. May 30.

    The entire crew of five died in the incident; there were also two military passengers who died. One Afghan civilian was injured by small arms fire after the crash.

    Responding to the scene of the crash, a unit was ambushed by enemy fighters.

    Under continued fire, the responding patrol called for an airstrike to eliminate the enemy threat.

    The injured civilian is being treated at an ISAF medical facility.

    In accordance with NATO policy, ISAF does not release casualties’ nationality prior to the relevant national authority doing so.

    The cause of the crash is being determined by military officials.
    END