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ISAF copter makes hard landing

ISAF copter makes hard landing

Oct 15, 2011 - 11:43

KABUL (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) CH-47 helicopter made a forced landing in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday during an operation, ISAF said in a statement without giving the exact location.

Rescued by another ISAF helicopter, there were 12 passengers and five crewmembers aboard the chopper and no one was hurt, the statement added.

“Initial reports indicate there was no insurgent activity in the area and officials are gathering information to assess the cause of the incident,” the statement concluded.

However, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, said the rebels had downed the helicopter in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province.

All soldiers on board were killed, Ahmadi said, adding the aircraft caught fire before crashing.

According to media reports, around 22 helicopters, belonging to Afghan and foreign troops, have either crashed or made emergency landings in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2011.


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