US military helicopter makes hard landing in Afghanistan

US military helicopter makes hard landing in Afghanistan
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  • calendar-gray 25 May 2019

A mechanical malfunction, not enemy fire, was the cause of the hard landing, according to a representative of the coalition,ONAreports citig Sputnik.

A US military helicopter with crew members on board made a hard landing in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, the Khaama Press news outlet reported, citing a representative of the US-led coalition.

As a result of a hard landing, the CH-47 Chinook helicopter was destroyed, passengers and crew members were injured, according to media reports, with reference to the representative of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, Colonel David Butler.

The CH-47 Chinook is a US twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary roles are troop transportation, artillery placement and battlefield resupply.

Chinooks were first used in combat in 1965 during the Vietnam War.

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