April 19th, 2012
04:02 PM ET

Official: Helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, likely killing 4 Americans

A Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday in southern Afghanistan, likely killing all four of its crew members - all of them Americans - a U.S. military official said.

The crash occurred in bad weather, though the official said "we cannot yet rule out enemy action."

Troops at a combat outpost in the area waiting to be picked up saw the crash happen, the official said. Another helicopter flying nearby was not affected.

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  1. raven

    @US Army brat: Perfect. Absolutely, spot on perfect. My sentiments exactly, and I couldn't have said it better.

    April 20, 2012 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jimbob

    Bring the troops HOME!

    April 20, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    My respects and condolences to the families of these soldiers.
    They died in the line of duty.
    That its a senseless war going nowhere, draining us of lives & national treasure though has to be debated publicly.
    As also the need to restrict politicians from getting US involved in other misadventures of this kind in future. Public pressure.

    April 21, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. protestfolk

    Too bad U.S. military people are still not unionized like military people are in a few European countries. A labor union of U.S. military people could then collectively demand the right to refuse to be sent outside the territory of the 50 states in endless and senseless U.S. military interventions like the current endless war in Afghanistan.

    April 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. FOREVER PROUD DEM IN NC

    Enough is enough... this "war" is unwinable... time to bring our wonderful troops home for good. Heaven help us if the Rethuglicans win in Nov., we'll never leave Afghanistan. Obama 2012!!!!

    April 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    We the American people have had enough of this policy shoved down our throats. About time we make our voices heard.
    One of the architects of this disaster & Iraq, Dick Cheney wanted us there for '100 years'. Hope & pray that this mind set no longer rules us.

    April 22, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. theyoungamerican

    have they released the names yet?

    April 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
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