26 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-573

ISAF helicopter makes precautionary landing in Kunar

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – An ISAF helicopter made a precautionary landing in the Nari district of Kunar province today.  The helicopter is secured and the crew was safely recovered with no injuries.

At 2:30 p.m., an AH-64 Apache, an attack helicopter carrying a two-person crew, was providing support for a medical evacuation of ISAF personnel.   

The crew made the controlled landing after noting a possible failing engine.

Insurgent activity was reported in the vicinity where the helicopter was supporting the medical mission.

The incident is currently under investigation by ISAF authorities. 

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