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Narrative:A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed six NATO troops, according to news reports.
Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
|C/n / msn:|| 65-300|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Helmand Province -
The crash involved a U.S. Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion of HMH-363 "Red Lions". A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force said six died in the crash. Neither the number nor the nationalities of those on board have been confirmed.
Update at 8:13 p.m. ET: The six troops who died were U.S. Marines, NBC News reports.
The helicopter crashed about midnight local time (2:30 p.m. Eastern) in Helmand province. The cause of the crash is not known. The spokesman said there was no enemy activity in the area at the time.
NOTE: There are conflicting reports from FOX news that the helicopter involvd as a Boeing Vertol CH-46, not a CH-53
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