Two UK RAF servicemen, two US servicemen and one French civilian contractor died in the crash after reportedly striking the cable of a tethered surveillance balloon. The two British fatalitites were named as Flight Lieutenant Geraint Roberts and Flight Lieutenant Alan Scott, while the American pair were named as Major Phyllis Pelky and Master Sgt. Gregory Kuhse
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Helicopter was flying between Zabul’s capital of Qalat and the town of Shinkay, 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Accident killed all on board – 12 soldiers and five crew members. The Taliban claimed they had shot down the aircraft
Lynx was one of two taking part in air-to-ground gunnery training when it was lost with all on board – named (eg. here) as Capt Thomas Clarke, WO2 Spencer Faulkner and Cpl James Walters of the Army Air Corps died alongside Flt Lt Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and L/Cpl Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps.
US military keep quiet on details of what happened in this accident, which killed six of the seven on board a Black Hawk. Fatalities reported by NBC here as
Landed on an IED during training flight, blowing one skid off. Helicopter caught fire. 2 POB were U.S. Army CW4 Thomas “Andy” Miller and Afghan air force Lt. Massoud Islamkhil – both were saved by a Mi-17 crew
Emergency landing off airfield. 12 occupants (2x USA, 7x Turkish, 1x Russian, 2x Afghan) captured by Taliban forces, who claim to have destroyed the helicopter, which may be one of YA-KHA/B/C/D/E
Two US soldiers killed in helicopter crash. A press release from the Pennsylvania National Guard named the pair as Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Ruffner, 34, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett Yoder, 27.
“An ISAF helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in two ISAF fatalities. We are investigating,” a spokesman for NATO’s U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said.Â The two casualties were later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas.
Two Australian special forces officers were killed when their helicopter crashed in Helmand Province. The pair were named in Australian press as Private Nathanael Galagher and Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald.Â Â Initial reporting indicates there was no insurgent action in the area at the time of the incident which could be related to the crash.
Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.Â The pair were later named as Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, CaliforniaÂ and Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Washington.Â This report states they took fire from insurgents
NATO officials said two coalition members were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan Monday. Initial reports said there was no enemy activity in the area. Two named as Capt. John R. Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and Chief Warrant Officer 5 John C. Pratt, 51, of Springfield, Va., were assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Ansbach-Katterbach, Germany
A Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday in southern Afghanistan, killing all four POB.Â Weather was apparently a factor.Â Fatalities named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Johnson, 27, San Diego; Spc. Dean Shaffer, 23, Pekin, Ill.; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Don Viray, 25, Waipahu, Hawaii; and Spc. Chris Workman, 33, Boise, Idaho.
An ISAF helicopter made a hard landing in eastern Afghanistan.Â ISAF is still in the process of assessing the circumstances to determine more facts; however, initial reporting indicates that there was no enemy activity in the area. All crew members have recovered with no reported fatalities and the site of the incident is secure.
Operated by Central Asian Aviation Services on behalf of logistics company Supreme Group. 4 fatalities were nationals of Tajikistan, including the son of the deputy defense minister, and helicopter was registered there.
An International Security Assistance Force helicopter crew survived after their aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan.Â The crew members have been safely recovered and moved to a nearby base, officials said. The site has been secured and initial reports indicate there was no enemy activity in the area.
The ceceased were named as Capt. Daniel Bartle, 27, of Ferndale, WA; Capt. Nathan McHone, 29, of Crystal Lake, IL; Master Sgt. Travis Riddick, 40, of Centerville, IA; Cpl. Jesse Stites, 23, of North Beach, MD; Cpl. Kevin Reinhard, 25, of Colonia, NJ; and Cpl. Joseph Logan, 22, of Willis, TX
The aircraft experienced mechanical problems and the crew made a precautionary landing in accordance with standard emergency procedures.Â The crew was recovered unharmed and the aircraft was recovered to a local Forward Operating Base without incident.
An ISAF helicopter made a precautionary landing in eastern Afghanistan, Nov. 24. ISAF is still in the process of assessing the circumstances to determine more facts; however, initial reporting indicates that there was no enemy activity in the area. All crew members have recovered with no reported injuries. When the assessment is completed, details will be released as appropriate.
First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, MCAS New River, N.C.
ISAF helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan – reported by some as a Chinook hit by an RPG.Â As coalition rescue forces approached the crash site, they came under enemy fire. Coalition forces returned fire, with small arms, while working to secure the site of the crash. All passengers and crew members have been secured and safely transported to a nearby base.
An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crashed in south Afghanistan on Thursday, a press release from the NATO-led ISAF said on Friday.Â Given the location of troops, it was likely a US Military helicopter
A NATO spokesman in eastern Afghanistan said the helicopter in Sundayâ€™s crash went down in the Sabari District of Khost Province, a mountainous area near the Pakistan border, where insurgent activity has been among the heaviest this spring.Â Deceased later named as Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Chief Warrant Officer Bradley J. Gaudet, 31, of Gladewater, Texas
Fort Hood Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, 28, of Chesterland, Ohio, died in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of injuries he suffered when his helicopter crashed during combat operations, the military said. Thibodeau was assigned to Fort Hoodâ€™s 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade.
Four Canadian soldiers were injured, one of them seriously, when a Chinook helicopter crashed on landing under moonlight in a remote part of Panjwaii district in southern Afghanistan early Monday morning
A medical evacuation helicopter, marked with the universally recognized Red Cross symbol, came under attack by insurgents yesterday while medical providers attempted to recover a wounded service member in Sangin District, Helmand province.
The Kapisa deputy provincial governor Aziz Ul Rahman said that the helicopter had hit a cable.Â Fatality later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2Â Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of Arden, N.C
NATO says a coalition helicopter has landed on its side after experiencing mechanical trouble during takeoff from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.Â No injuries.Â Report from Poland quotes that “the helicopter was spinning on its axis” and fell to the ground, sustaining heavy damage.
Privates Tim Aplin, Ben Chuck and Scott Palmer from the Special Operations Task Group were killed and seven injured when a coalition helicopter crashed. A NATO soldier also lost his life in the incident which occurred at 3.39am Afghanistan time.Â Initial reports quoted location as “Northern Kandahar” and later reports as “Uruzgan Province”