posted on Oct, 16 2015 @ 04:08 AM
As far as I'm aware it was an accident during landing supposedly. Caused by pilot error.
Earlier, US military spokesman Brian Tribus said an incident involving a Nato aircraft and an observation balloon had taken place “in the vicinity
of the Resolute Support base”.
The balloon was severed from its mooring in the incident, he said, without providing further details.
An Afghan security guard who witnessed the incident told Associated Press that the helicopter appeared to strike the balloon as it landed at the Nato
Najibullah, the Afghan security guard who witnessed the incident, said the helicopter “hit the cable of the security balloon over the base. It
seemed like the cable was turned around the helicopter rotor,” he said.
A pilot may have descended suddenly to allow servicemen to experience near weightlessness before his helicopter crashed into the Afghan desert killing
all five on board, it was revealed today.
The decision to allow two servicemen to fire the Lynx Mk9A's machinegun during the flight over Kandahar may also have contributed to the tragedy,
investigators have found.
At the time of the crash officials blamed a 'catastrophic mechanical failure' but now it is believed it was down to 'human' factors.
edit on 16-10-2015 by alienscot1 because: spelling