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Nato Helicopter Shot Down In Afganistan  
User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2812 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5307 times:

Sadly a NATO helicopter has been shot down in Afghanistan killing at least 31 U.S. special forces. I have not been able to find out what kind of helicopter this is yet, but it must have been a very large one.

More about this tragic news here: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/as...helicopter.crash/index.html?hpt=T2

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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5305 times:
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It was a Chinook.

Also 7 Afghan soldiers aboard.

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User currently offlinebeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Looks like 25 SEALS onboard. Damn.

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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

this is being concurrently being discussed in the non-aviation forum: 31 US Special Forces Killed In Chinook Crash (by Giancavia Aug 6 2011 in Non Aviation)

Quoting 11Bravo (Reply 3):
I am so tired of my fellow Americans dying to help this worthless piece of crap country.

While I can sympathise, Americans were not the only ones to die in this sad incident. Seven Afghans who were working with the US troops also died.

My commiserations and condolences to the families of all who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

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