Nine dead as Afghan Army helicopter crash-landed in the Maidan Wardak province

Nine dead as Afghan Army helicopter crash-landed in the Maidan Wardak province
Afghan National Army medical personnel, U.S. Soldiers, and 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen arrived at the site of an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crash in Kunar province Afghanistan. Upon arrival, teams assessed security, treated injuries, and began the process of recovering the aircraft. An AAF safety investigation board has been conveyed to determine the cause of the crash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen)

According to fighterjetsworld, Nine people on board an Afghan Army Mil Mi-17 helicopter were killed after it crash-landed in the Maidan Wardak province

In a statement, it said that four crew members of the MI-17 helicopter along with five security personnel were killed in the crash, in the Behsud district of Maidan Wradak province.

The Defense Ministry said the incident is under investigation. Meanwhile, a source said the incident happened at around 1:30 am on Thursday when four army helicopters were carrying special forces, equipment, and food to Behsud.

“While landing, one of the helicopters was shot and taken down by illegal armed men,” sources said. However, it’s not yet confirmed by the officials. 

Mohammad Karim Rahimi, an Afghan pilot, was killed in the Mi-17 helicopter crash in Maidan Wardak, sources said.

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