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Deadliest military crashes in Afghanistan

Deadliest crashes in Afghanistan

March 4, 2002: U.S. Chinook is shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven U.S. troops.

Dec. 21, 2002: German army helicopter crashes in Kabul, killing seven German soldiers.

April 6, 2005: U.S. Chinook crashes in a sandstorm near eastern Ghazni province, killing 15 U.S. troops and three civilian contractors.

June 28, 2005: U.S. helicopter is shot down in eastern Kunar province during a rescue operation, killing 16 special operations troops.

Aug. 16, 2005: Spanish helicopter crashes near the western city of Herat, killing 17 Spanish soldiers.

May 5, 2006: U.S. Chinook crashes while attempting a night landing on a mountaintop in Kunar province, killing 10 U.S. troops.

Sept. 2, 2006: British Nimrod aircraft crashes near Kandahar in the south, killing 14 crew members.

Feb. 18, 2007: U.S. Chinook carrying 22 U.S. soldiers crashes in southern Zabul province, killing eight.

May 30, 2007: U.S. Chinook crashes while under fire in southern Helmand province, killing one British, one Canadian and five U.S. troops.

Sept. 21, 2010: U.S. Army Black Hawk crashes in southern Zabul province, killing nine troops on board, including four Navy SEALs.

Aug. 6, 2011: U.S. CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashes in eastern Wardak province, killing 30 U.S. special operations troops and seven Afghan commandos.

Associated Press

Deadliest military crashes in Afghanistan 08/06/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 6, 2011 10:46pm]
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