By Voice Of America, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram
AFGHANISTAN – U.S. officials said Friday the four people aboard an American Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in southwestern Afghanistan were likely Americans.
Military officials say all four people are believed to have died in the crash Thursday during bad weather.
Officials say the helicopter crashed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.
NATO coalition spokesman Lt. Commander James Williams told VOA it is “unlikely” that the helicopter was brought down by enemy fire, but said the cause of the crash is under investigation.
The Blackhawk helicopters are widely used for patrols, troop transports, reconnaissance, and a wide range of other duties in the war effort.
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Article Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012.