Helicopter hit by enemy fire in Afghanistan Sat May 22

Helicopter hit by enemy fire in AfghanistanSat May 22 2010 09:48:21

A Sea King helicopter carrying British troops in Afghanistan has been hit by enemy fire while landing.

The aircraft was landing at a checkpoint in the Nad-e Ali area of Helmand province on Friday when it was attacked.

Taskforce Helmand spokesman Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith said: "Some of those on board suffered minor injuries and are being treated.

"The pilot carried out a controlled landing and it is thanks to the skill and professionalism of all those involved that there were no serious injuries.

"The extent of the damage to the Sea King is currently being assessed."

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