Two Americans Among Five Killed in Afghanistan Chopper Crash: Coalition

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Two U.S. servicemembers were among five people killed in a military chopper crash in Afghanistan’s capital, officials said Monday.

The deadly incident comes less than two weeks after six U.S. airmen in a plane crash in Afghanistan.

The NATO-led coalition said Sunday that a British military helicopter had crashed at the mission's headquarters in the Afghan capital of Kabul. It described the crash as an accident but initially did not give the nationalities of any casualties.

Two RAF service personnel killed in Afghanistan
An RAF Puma helicopter, similar to the one seen here, crashed in Afghanistan on Oct. 11, killing two American service members, two British service members and one French civilian contractor. Chris Radburn / PA Wire file

In a subsequent statement issued Monday, the coalition said that two American servicemembers, two British servicemembers and one French civilian contractor died in the crash.

Five other coalition personnel were injured and the incident remains under investigation, it added.

Sunday's crash comes less than two weeks after six U.S. airmen died when their C-130 transport plane came down while taking off in Afghanistan.

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