Danger Room: Video: Copter Crash Near Afghan Outpost Narrowly Misses Bystanders

21.03.12

Categorie: Accidents, Afghanistan, Afghanistan 2012, David Axe, Wired |
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by DAVID AXE

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache gunship has crashed in Marzak, Afghanistan, in restive Paktika province along the border with Pakistan. The incident, captured in the video above, illustrates the dangers of aggressive, low-level flying in a part of Afghanistan where U.S. troops are almost entirely dependent on airplanes and helicopters for resupply and fire support.

U.S. troops deployed to Marzak in January at the invitation of local elders. The Americans’ goal: to train up a local police force capable of defending the isolated town from Taliban fighters.

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