01 July 2008

PR# 2008-298

CH-46E Mishap in Southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A U.S. Marine CH-46E helicopter experienced a mishap as the result of a hard landing today at about midnight outside of British Forward Operating Base Dwyer in a remote region in Southern Afghanistan. The aircraft was en route from Bastion airfield to re-supply U.S. forces.

There were no casualties. Eight Marines and one British soldier were on board at the time of the accident.

The incident was not the result of enemy action. The accident is under investigation by military authorities.

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