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

    Thanks to all servicmen and women. To them AND their families who sacrifice all so that we might enjoy the fruits of their labors.

    April 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • military meat grinder

      Thanks for serving the corporations and their limitless lust for power, control and destruction. Without your mindless unquestioning loyalty we wouldn't be able to bathe in luxury and riches. We need you to keep sending your kids into the meat grinder because we certainly aren't sending ours!

      April 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Your sympathy for these families is touching, meat.

      April 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • cliffordanthonypaiva

      These Black Hawk deaths are a tragic loss...all the more so as these troops died supporting a war perpetrated by GW Bush's authorization of the detonation of the World Trade Center for money (WTC Lease Holder Larry Silverstein receving 7 billion dollars for his July 2001 revised "terrorists" insurance policy; held in part by Marvin Bush); and for power projection; GW Bush using the implosion operation, in addition to the guided cargo aircraft (NO BOEING 767-223s were in involved) to initiate hostilities with two nations (Iraq and Afghanistan). NO TERRORISTS...other than of course the American "leadership" which MURDERED ITS OWN CITIZENS)...were involved on 11 September 2001. The "freedoms" mentioned in this article is a COMPLETE ILLUSION. The United Nations General Assembly and Security Council should IMMEDIATEY take decisive action against the United States for both perpetration of a Middle East War in 2003; and for the perpetuation of these illegal wars by Soetoro-Obama...who incidentally is NOT EVEN AN AMERICAN CITIZEN!

      April 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Why are our troops still deployed on this rock pile? Is our president afraid a Taiban victory will endanger his relection?

      April 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ungrateful_bankster

      They died for Wall Street and the Big Banks. Which is to say they kept nobody safe and died for nothing.
      But nonetheless RIP and condolences to family, friends and pets.

      April 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      I served in the Nvay for almost ten years and never faced combat, my os got the word today his unit is deploying to Afghanistan soon, he is my youngest and I am not sure how to deal with it, although I am very proud of him! he is the reason there is free speech here! along with all of our brave armed forces! God go with you and keep you safe and bring you back home in one piece.

      April 20, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Raven, you cannot be serious...
      The only "fruits" that we're harvesting from the labors of our military are more terror & enmity from abroad due to us dropping bombs on their children, wives, fathers.
      This is coming from a former Marine (1983-87)
      Please turn off your TV, it's warping your mind.

      April 20, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. proudnavymom

    Thoughts and prayers to loved ones and fellow soldiers. Deepest heartfelt thanks for your honor, service, and sacrifice.

    April 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      After seeing thousands of "our thoughts & prayers" comments from women,I now understand why our founders forbid women to vote.
      Are most women this shallow in their thinking regarding the current government policy of dropping bombs on other people over lies?
      Is that all you can say?
      This myopic, touchy-feely sentiment obscures the outrageous actions of the US government, and the actions of the mindless, flag-waving drones who carry it out.

      April 20, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. poorhardworker

    So sorry for the families and friends of the soldiers lost. Thanks to all servicemen who take risks daily!

    April 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael

    God bless all who protect the USA. Please come home safe.

    April 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ProudOfMyArmyDaughter

    My heartfelt sympathy to the families of all fallen soldiers. This saddens me but my heart is filled with pride of all of our service men and women. Thank you all for your service and all you do for our freedom!!!!

    April 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. world be free

    Time to take charge of our destiny and end needless suffering. End the war.

    April 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Not patriotic

    Why are americans so brainwashed, (the million dollar question)

    April 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill E Bob

      How does that relate to this article?

      April 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • TX Country

      Mr. Not Patriotic...I've got a great idea. Why don't you take your not patriotic ass and get the hell out of the States. OR come to Texas where we can have a discussion on why you are so unpatriotic and proud about it at the same time. I bet your parents are proud of you..

      April 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon B

      Because they do not have the ability to think for themselves, they have no common since. They watch ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN and believe whatever they say without question. They believe what they are told to believe. They do not have the brain power to look at facts and make up their own mind.
      The other day my wife was telling me about a man that was stabbed in the head that went into his brain and survived with no problems. I told her it had to be a demo*rat then because they do not use their brains. They have them , just don’t use them.

      April 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      bit it

      April 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick Henry

      To: Not Patriotic

      You need a frontal lobotomy, more public education or are otherwise "not sufficiently worshiping the State in a truly American Obsequious fashion". Licking the Boots & Backsides of America's Political Class "without reservation" and swallowing their special brand of BS defines Patriotism.

      Any suggestion that "War is a Racket" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket) may and should put you & your ilk on the Super Duper Secret/Iron Curtain .. No Fly List!

      Finally, speaking the truth in a time of universal deception is a Revolutionary Act (Orwell)! How dare you sir??!!

      Yours in Observing Peace is War & Ignorance is Strength,

      Patrick Henry

      April 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Because unlike your stupid a**, we actually care about fellow Americans not matter what the situation. Our troops may be there for unfavorable reasons to some, but they are there doing a job. You are probably one of those low life liberals who has ran from serving in the military yet run their mouths about them. So why don't you go back to masturbating to pictures of Pelosi and stay off the internet.

      April 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas Paine

      Stop complaining about it and start spreading your knowledge about the Truth and Liberty.

      April 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimbo

      Not patriotic- GFY

      April 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      either get behind the troops or get in front of them! it is not their decision to be their but they need support of the people they are protecting!

      April 20, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Come Home

    What a tragedy. Bring the troops home!

    April 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. nowswimback

    Blood on Hussein Obama's hands

    April 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Real American

    How Dare You Use Something Like This To Push Your Political BS ..SHAME ON YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND ALL THEY DO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas Paine

      @Real American

      We are the ones DEFENDING the troops. We want them ALL to come home, RIGHT NOW. The majority of US military bases worldwide should be CLOSED IMMEDIATELY and their soldiers brought back home WHERE THEY BELONG.

      April 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TexasPatriot

    More wasted blood for Obama's war... amazing how then its the liberal progressives running the war they like it ... no anti war protests to be found...

    April 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chela

      Obama's war? You need to look at the Texas Patriot whose war it really is!

      April 20, 2012 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mark Z

    My nephew is an infantry scout in Afghanistan. Praying he was not on board.

    April 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pat dennis

    Since Obama is pulling out and giving up. These 4 warriors sacrificed their lives for NOTHING! I submit to you that the United States Government is guilty of murder... Why do we send our kids to die for nothing?

    April 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • George N. Weezie

      The answer as to why is very simple. It is so that the criminal central banking cartel and its corporatocracy offspring can secure the resources of the world. It is for money for a select few. They are using your children as cannon fodder so that they can block the Chinese and Russians from taking resources from OUR suckers. It is also the reason we are gearing up to spread chaos throughout Africa and soon in Venezuela.

      Or, if you believe them, it is to protect us from muslim cave dwellers who want to kill us. I'm not sure how they would kill us, but that's the gubment's lie...I mean story...and their sticking to it...by sticking it to us.

      April 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chela

      Obama is not "giving up". He is following the plan set for the removal of troops as set by GWB. THAT'S the administration that should be charged with crimes against humanity.

      April 20, 2012 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. RetiredTexan

    My prayers are with the families. God bless our troops and our Nation.

    April 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sailordude

    I guess the news black out on American war dead is lifted then? Doesn't seem like the American press is reporting on it lately to protect Obama's approval numbers as pitiful as they are.

    April 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
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