Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Three US Contractors Killed in Helicopter Crash

Three American private contractors working for the US Department of Defense were killed when their helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Monday 16th January 2011, their company said.

The contractors' company, AAR Airlift, said that there were no other passengers on the helicopter and that the cause of the crash was not yet known. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, but Marjan Haqmal, the chief of police of the Nad Ali district of Helmand Province, where the crash took place, said the helicopter had technical problems.

The aircrew have been named as James Scott Ozier, Michael Clawson and Todd Walker.

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