Helicopter crash kills five U.S. troops in Kandahar province [UPDATED]

Posted: March 12, 2013 in Daily incidents

By Mustafa Kazemi

Kabul – A helicopter belonging to the US Military crashed in Southern Kandahar province on Monday, killing all 5 service members onboard.

A statement released from the ISAF Joint Command (IJC) early Tuesday confirmed the crash but provided no details; saying the incident was under investigation.

Press Office of Southern Kandahar province confirmed few hours after the crash that the helicopter had crashed in Daman district of Kandahar province due to a rain storm.

Press Office of Kandahar also confirmed the same number of died soldiers as the ISAF – five American troops.

At the early hours of the crash, a US military official who wished to remain unidentified confirmed that all those onboard were American troops.

The helicopter belonged to the US Army, & was a utility class UH-60 — was en route to an undisclosed U.S. Forward Operating Base.




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