Afghanistan helicopter crash

By: AP
By: AP

Eight American service members have been killed and 14 others injured in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

The pilot had reported engine failure shortly before the chopper went down today in southeastern Afghanistan along the main road between Kabul and Kandahar.

A statement by the U.S. led NATO coalition says the CH47 Chinook transport suffered what's describes as a "sudden, unexplained loss of power and control, and crashed."

The military had declined to release any details on the crash, including how many people were on board, while the search-and-rescue operation was under way.

Authorities have said, though, they do not think the helicopter was shot down.


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