Helicopter Crashes Kill US Soldiers In One Of The Bloodiest Days In Afghanistan

by Daniel Russ on October 26, 2009

MH-47 Chinook Taking Off From A Marine Carrier

MH-47 Chinook Taking Off From A Marine Carrier

In the deadliest crash, a helicopter went down in the west of the country after leaving the scene of a firefight, killing 10 Americans  seven troops and three Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Eleven American troops, one U.S. civilian and 14 Afghans were also injured.

In a separate incident, two U.S. Marine helicopters – one UH-1 and an AH-1 Cobra – collided in flight before sunrise over the southern province of Helmand, killing four American troops and wounding two more, Marine spokesman Maj. Bill Pelletier said.

It was the heaviest single-day loss of life since June 28, 2005, when 16 U.S. troops on a special forces helicopter died when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down by insurgents. The casualties also mark the first DEA deaths in Afghanistan since it began operations there in 2005.

Source: AP

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