U.S. Forces Afghanistan
January 17, 2009
Release Number 20091701-02
Helicopter makes hard landing in Konar Province
KABUL, Afghanistan — One service member was killed today when a Coalition CH-47 helicopter, supporting an ISAF mission, conducted a hard landing in eastern Afghanistan. The helicopter contained seven personnel.
Though the cause of the landing is currently undetermined, small arms fire was present at the time of the incident. The event is under investigation.
United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force. Effective security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.
Contact Information – US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs Office
Tel +93 (0) 799 51 2919 or cell phone 0093 (0) 788 189 049