Helicopter makes hard landing in Afghanistan

Military officials say it is not thought that Taliban fire was to blame.

Afp August 08, 2011

KABUL: An international military helicopter in Afghanistan has made a "hard landing", officials said Monday, days after a helicopter crash which killed 30 US troops, many from the special forces.

No-one was injured in the latest incident early Monday in the eastern province of Paktya, which borders Pakistan's tribal regions where insurgents have hideouts.

Military officials added it is not thought that Taliban fire was to blame.

It came after Friday's crash in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, which caused the biggest single loss of life for foreign forces since the Afghan war began in 2001.

Afghan officials said a Taliban rocket brought down the helicopter in Wardak, although the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it was still investigating.

A statement Monday from the NATO-led ISAF, the foreign military force in Afghanistan, said: "An International Security Assistance Force helicopter made a hard landing in Paktiya province today.

"What caused the aircraft to make the hard landing is under investigation -- however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the incident."


Truth Prevails | 12 years ago | Reply

Wouldn't that be good if Americans had sent a little better trained Pilots rather than hiring some cheap guys in order to save some bugs so that their Govt. can pay its ever non-payable debts

Neutralist | 12 years ago | Reply

Another report said that the copter crashed, killing 33 people. http://www.presstv.com/detail/​192893.html

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