Afghanistan Helicopter Crashes kill 14 Americans

October 26, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Two separate helicopter crashes in Afghanistan killed eleven U.S. troops and three American civilian contractors on Monday, in one of the deadliest days of the war for U.S. troops. In the west of Afghanistan, a large Chinook chopper went down after leaving a firefight with insurgents, killing seven American troops, and three civilians working for the government. A reported 26 people were injured in the crash, 14 Afghan Army soldiers, 11 U.S. troops and an American civilian. The other incident in the south,involved two U.S. choppers which collided in mid-flight, killing four American troops and wounding two. Hostile fire was ruled out in the midair collision, which killed four American troops, but the cause of the other crash was not immediately clear. The loss of life and aircraft pointed up the extent to which Western forces in Afghanistan are dependent on helicopters. In much of the country, terrain is extremely rough, distances long and roads often all but impassable. Roadside bombs add to the danger of ground transport.


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  1. alex on November 2nd, 2010 4:59 pm

    im sorry for all your losses god bless america im a student at highschool by the way 11th grade mexican

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