6 US troops die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

NewsFix
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ZABUL, AFGHANISTAN – A deadly day for the U.S. in Afghanistan as six military personnel died in a helicopter crash in Zabul Province.

A Defense Department  official says engine failure, not the Taliban, brought down the helicopter. Apparently one person survived.

The crash is the deadliest single incident for American troops in Afghanistan since August of last year when another helicopter crashed, killing seven Americans and four Afghans.

And this latest crash brings to 129 the number of American troops who died this year as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, with the vast majority lost in Afghanistan.

At least 300 American service members died each year while supporting the Afghanistan war from 2009 to 2012.

Truly, the cost of freedom.

LATEST VIDEO

CVS COVID 19 TESTING

Thumbnail for the video titled "CVS COVID 19 TESTING"

Morning Dose, Hannah Trippett - Graduation During A Pandemic

Thumbnail for the video titled "Morning Dose, Hannah Trippett - Graduation During A Pandemic"

CW39 Houston's "Remarkable Woman" Recovers From Covid 19

Thumbnail for the video titled "CW39 Houston's "Remarkable Woman" Recovers From Covid 19"

Local leaders discuss death of George Floyd

Thumbnail for the video titled "Local leaders discuss death of George Floyd"

Governor Abbott says water parks can open May 29th 8A live shot

Thumbnail for the video titled "Governor Abbott says water parks can open May 29th 8A live shot"
More Video

Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Latest Weather Forecast

More Weather

Don't Miss

Latest

More Morning Dose