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Helicopter crashes in Afganistan

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Helicopter crashes in Afganistan

Post by Mix on Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:19 pm

There was 2 separate incidents

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120828/as-afghanistan/

The Chinook helicopter made a hard landing in the eastern province of Logar late Monday night, coalition spokeswoman Lt. j.g. Amy Hession said. The aircraft was heavily damaged, so the crew destroyed it before they were evacuated from the scene, she said.


And another one more recently

http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/helicopter-crash-in-afghanistan-kills-2-nato-troops-2012-08-30-1.473442

Now with two casualties

The international military coalition in Afghanistan says two international service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in the country's south.
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Re: Helicopter crashes in Afganistan

Post by gvla on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:01 am

And another one

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 5, 2012) — Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan today.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-helicopter-crash.html
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Post by Mix on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:49 am

yep I was about to write it. 3rd in 10 days time
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Re: Helicopter crashes in Afganistan

Post by gvla on Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:57 pm

NATO Helicopter Destroyed by Taliban
September 11, 2012 1:03 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A coalition heavy-transport helicopter parked inside the sprawling Bagram Air Base was hit and destroyed by insurgent fire late Monday, killing three Afghan service personnel who were on board, NATO said Tuesday.
NATO service members also on the helicopter, a Chinook CH-47, at the time of the attack were injured, but there were no other fatalities, said Lt. Col. Hagen Messer, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
"We can confirm that an ISAF helicopter was destroyed by indirect fire," he said, describing in general terms the use of either mortar or rocket fire, though he said it was not clear precisely what weapon was used. "The helicopter caught fire after it was hit."
Colonel Messer said the service members were part of a crew conducting routine nighttime maintenance when the attack struck, around 10:30 p.m. Monday. But Roshna Khalid, the spokeswoman for the governor of Parwan Province, where Bagram is, said the helicopter had been hit by rocket attack as it came in to land. She identified the three dead Afghans as belonging to the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's intelligence agency.
In a statement, the Taliban claimed responsibility.
Indiscriminate attacks involving mortar shells or rockets fired by insurgents hiding outside the heavily fortified Bagram Air Base, one of the biggest American military bases in Afghanistan, occur frequently, but they rarely result in such serious damage.
Last month, insurgents fired a pair of rockets that damaged the parked C-17 transport plane used by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was visiting Afghanistan.

General Dempsey was asleep at the time, and not near the plane, American officials said, but the damage to the C-17 was enough to force General Dempsey to leave Afghanistan a few hours later than planned on another aircraft.
Bagram Air Base sits in the Shomali Plain, an important strategic link between the north and south. A main road passing north through Bagram and the Salang Tunnel, and eventually into Uzbekistan, is an important resupply corridor. But in the past few years some recent security gains in the province have deteriorated.
In the western province of Herat, a suicide bomber killed a commander for the Afghan Local Police, his two guards and seven civilians. The attack on the commander, Arbab Abdul Hakim, happened in a store in the Keshk-e-Kohna district.
An employee of The New York Times contributed reporting from Bagram, Afghanistan.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/world/nato-helicopter-destroyed-by-taliban-652849/#ixzz26ExHN4dj
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Re: Helicopter crashes in Afganistan

Post by gvla on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:24 am

Attack on base in Afghanistan kills 2 Marines, destroys 2 jets

Two Marines were killed and several more injured when Afghan militants armed with rocket propelled grenades and small arms breached the perimeter of the main U.S. Marine base in southern Afghanistan, following a rocket and mortar attack on the base that is shared with British forces.
Army Maj. Martyn Crighton, a spokesman at International Security Assistance Force's Joint Command, said the attack on Camp Bastion/ Camp Leatherneck may still be ongoing. At least two were killed and a number were wounded. 16 Taliban were killed in the attack.
The base took indirect and small arms fire, causing major damage to buildings, an aircraft hangar and several military jets. Two of the eight Harrier jets at the base were damaged or destroyed, a US military source tells Fox News.
The attack occurred on the same base where a burning man, largely assumed to be an Afghan suicide bomber targeted the plane of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in March.
The base is a major military facility in the war-ravaged nation's Helmand province.
Britain's Prince Harry is stationed at the base with his Apache helicopter unit.
This facility is often subject to indirect fire, but officials in Afghanistan say the damage that has resulted is far more severe than normal. The attacks came during a period of intense protests and violence elsewhere in the Middle East.
Fox News has learned that the attack by armed militants on the main US marine base in southern Afghanistan was larger and more sophisticated than first reported.
The attack occurred on the same base where a burning man, largely assumed to be an Afghan suicide bomber targeted the plane of the Defense Secretary Leon Panetta back in mid-March. Since then security at the base was not increased and responsibility for securing the compound, known as Camp Bastion/Leatherneck was transitioned to joint control with Afghan security forces in spite of a recent spate of “insider attacks” carried out by Afghans who NATO forces had trained or who had permission to be on U.S. bases.
The attackers managed to breach the airport perimeter with small arms gunfire. Rockets or mortars were initially fired at the base. An aircraft hangar was set on fire and 2 of the 8 total Harrier jets at the base were damaged or destroyed, according to US military sources. “Our crash fire rescue crews did a heroic job of containing a hangar fire,” according to one military spokesman.
Two U.S. Marines were killed, several injured in the attack on the base where Britain’s Prince Harry is stationed with his Apache helicopter unit. Prince Harry, known to his unit as Captain Wales, recently arrived at Camp Bastion, according to information released last week by Buckingham Palace. The Taliban issued statements threatening to kidnap or kill the prince, whose birthday is Sept. 15. Major General Charles Gurganus is the Marine General who is in charge of the base and its security.
Fox News' Justin Fishel and Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/14/marine-base-attacked-in-afghanistan/#ixzz26Z2Ts47L


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