15 Nov 2007

PR# 2007-711

ISAF helicopter makes precautionary landing in Logar; crew evacuated safely

KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF AH-64 Apache two-person attack helicopter made a precautionary landing in Logar province today.

The helicopter had mechanical difficulties and the incident is not the result of enemy activity.

Insurgent activity was not reported in the vicinity when the helicopter made its precautionary landing.

An ISAF quick reaction force immediately responded to the incident and secured the scene.  The two crewmembers were evacuated by air from the scene to a nearby ISAF base. 

There were no injuries reported in the controlled landing.

The incident is currently under investigation by ISAF authorities.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/