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US CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashes in Afghanistan. (5 killed)

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posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 03:15 AM
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Another US Chinook helicopter has crashed in Afghanistan on Sunday.
I think this is the third Chinook to go down in Afghanistan this year.

They are saying there were no survivors but did not indicate how many were on board.

EDIT: updated reports indicate that 5 crew members were killed

There are no indications of hostile fire at this time.



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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A U.S. Chinook helicopter crashed Sunday in Afghanistan, killing all on board, the U.S. military said. It did not appear to have been shot down. It was not immediately known how many people were on the aircraft when it crashed.

The CH-47 chopper was supporting military operations when it went down near Daychopan district in southern Zabul province, a military statement said.

"There is no indication at this time that this is a result of hostile fire," U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Jerry O'Hara told The Associated Press. "There are no survivors."

U.S. military ground forces reached the crash scene and were providing security for recovery operations.


[edit on 25-9-2005 by AceOfBase]




posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 03:26 AM
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An updated article says only 5 persons were on board.
That's good news as the CH-47 can carry almost 50 people.



The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan Sep 25, 2005 — A U.S. Chinook helicopter crashed Sunday in southern Afghanistan, killing all five crew members on board, the U.S. military said. It did not appear to have been shot down.

The CH-47 chopper was supporting military operations when it went down near Daychopan district in southern Zabul province, a military statement said. U.S. ground forces had reached the crash scene and were providing security for recovery operations.


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posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 04:24 AM
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thanks for the news AceofBase, i think it got shot down mostly by a SA-7 despite the article saying it didnt because it can be very rare just crashing for no reason.



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