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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137566
Last updated: 10 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing CH-47D Chinook
Owner/operator:United States Army Aviation
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Nangalam Air Base -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Nangalam Air Base
NATO forces say that one of their helicopters has crashed in eastern Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents claim to have shot the craft down. There have been no casualties, officials say.
The international military coalition says in a statement that it is investigating the cause of Monday's crash. NATO says rescue forces came under fire from insurgents but had safely moved all crew and passengers to a nearby base by early morning.
Kunar provincial spokesman Safiullah Wasifullah Wasify says the helicopter went down before dawn in Kunar's remote mountainous Chapa Dara district. He says that his report showed it was shot down by a rocket.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that troops were dropping out of the helicopter for an assault on the militant group when they shot the helicopter down.


Revision history:

25-Jul-2011 00:18 gerard57 Added
25-Jul-2011 01:38 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Source]
25-Jul-2011 01:44 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
25-Jul-2011 09:49 krasatpi Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
25-Jul-2011 13:33 TB Updated [Narrative]
25-Jul-2011 20:21 Black Typhoon Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
22-Jul-2012 10:29 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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