ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137858
Last updated: 22 November 2014
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Date:06-AUG-2011
Time:3am LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47D Chinook
Owner/operator:US Army Reserve/National Guard
Registration: 84-24175
C/n / msn: M3079
Fatalities:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tangi valley, Wardak province -   Afghanistan
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Thirty-one U.S. special forces troops and seven Afghan soldiers died when their helicopter was shot down during an overnight operation against Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan. The helicopter was taking the personnel back to their base after an operation.

Sources:
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/06/7281148-taliban-shoots-down-us-helicopter-killing-dozens-of-us-soldiers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14430735
http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/helicopter-crashes-in-eastern-afghanistan-recovery-underway.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/world/asia/07afghanistan.html?_r=1&hp
http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/nato-helikopter_im_osten_afghanistans_abgestuerzt_1.11798731.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2011 04:06 krasatpi Added
06-Aug-2011 04:11 krasatpi Updated [Location, Nature, Source]
06-Aug-2011 07:53 80.153.78.147 Updated [Source]
06-Aug-2011 09:23 krasatpi Updated [Operator, Narrative]
07-Aug-2011 03:44 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
07-Aug-2011 22:08 174.93.217.251 Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Source]
10-Aug-2011 01:53 195.243.17.43 Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities]
10-Dec-2012 03:42 72.135.99.111 Updated [Operator, Source]
20-Feb-2013 08:47 nickvv Updated [Registration, Cn]
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