7 Americans killed in Afghan helicopter crash
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies near the Spozhmai Hotel in Qargha lake in the outskirts of Kabul on June 22, 2012.
August 16th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

7 Americans killed in Afghan helicopter crash

Seven American service members were among the 11 people killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

Three members of the Afghan National Security Forces and an Afghan civilian interpreter also died in the crash of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, the ISAF said.

The helicopter had been on patrol when it went down in the Chinarto area of Shah Wali Kut district in Kandahar province, the Kandahar governor's office said in a news release.

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  2. Blue

    Saeed has way to much time on their hands bc i swear he sits on the pc and instantly can comment on a blog

    August 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  3. ljgdrtuk

    its all about a 20 minute security leak promotional video

    August 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  4. Miss Kim

    Why was this not front page news?! How come the Kardashians are more important than these military members fighting for our freedom? It is disgusting to me that garbage gets posted before honoring victims fighting for the people who ignore them.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
  5. George Patton

    I see that 7 more Americans died for nothing in Afghanistan today. And I do mean "nothing" since the goons in Washington D.C. along with their worthless European allies are exactly that! Nothing!!! We need to get out of there as soon as possible!

    August 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Reply
  6. Blue

    saeed i see u on all blogs we all know ur crying for attention. Ur probably even an american. Grow up

    August 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  7. Jackie

    My prayers for the victims and families . Afgan is the main reason theres so much hate. if they would cooperate our troops would be home by now. Something needs to happen or all our troops will keep dying

    August 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Reply
    • Michael (a Soldier)

      No....that disgraceful war in Iraq is the reason for so much hate.

      August 19, 2012 at 3:58 am | Reply
  8. Mister Jones

    God speed men. My condolences to your family, friends and your brothers.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  9. saeed

    good.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
    • Mister Jones

      I hope that you get mistaken for a terrorist one day.

      August 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply

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