Afghan army chopper crash kills all 25 on board

Nov 01, 2018, 10:57 IST | Agencies

An Afghan army helicopter crashed Wednesday in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 people on board, including the deputy corps commander of the western zone, a provincial spokesman said

Afghan army chopper crash kills all 25 on board
Helicopter

An Afghan army helicopter crashed Wednesday in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 people on board, including the deputy corps commander of the western zone, a provincial spokesman said.

Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the Farah governor, said the helicopter crashed around 9:10 am local time, shortly after taking off from the mountainous Anar Dara district heading toward the nearby Herat province. Wednesday's was the second army helicopter crash in as many months in Farah.

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