US military aircraft crashes in Afghanistan due to 'mishap', killing 3 Americans

NATO announced that an "aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan" killed two ISAF service members and one ISAF civilian on Friday.
Posted By JC Finley   |   Jan. 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. military airplane crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing three Americans in what NATO-ISAF referred to as a "mishap."

NATO released a statement following the crash: "International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today."

According to a defense official interviewed by ABC News, the MC-12 reconnaissance aircraft crashed while conducting a nighttime mission in eastern Afghanistan.

Friday's crash follows two deadly helicopter crashes this week. On Wednesday, a Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, killing two crew members and a third member presumed dead. On Tuesday, a U.S. Air Force helicopter crashed on the coast of Norfolk in England, killing four Air Force personnel.

[ABC News]

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