Monday, October 12, 2015

US and UK Lost Soldiers in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

2 U.S. troops die in Afghanistan copter crash
Alan Gomez and Gregg Zoroya
October 12, 2015

Two U.S. servicemembers were among five killed Sunday when a British helicopter crashed in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, the third mass-casualty event involving transport aircraft in the war-torn country in three months, coalition forces in Afghanistan said Monday.

The other dead were two British servicemembers and a French civilian contractor in what the NATO-led military mission described as a "non-hostile incident." The crash involving a British Puma Mk 2 helicopter happened at 4:15 p.m. local time at Camp Resolute Support in Kabul, and an investigation is underway.

"We're deeply saddened by the loss of our teammates," said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, military communications chief in Afghanistan. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected in this tragic incident and we pray for the full recovery of the injured."
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Ministry of Defence names RAF personnel killed in helicopter crash in Kabul as Flight Lieutenant Geraint Roberts and Flight Lieutenant Alan Scott

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