January 17, 2009 / 5:45 PM / 10 years ago

One U.S. soldier killed in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed when a Chinook helicopter made a crash landing in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military said, adding that small arms fire was involved.

“One service member was killed today when a coalition CH-47 helicopter ... conducted a hard landing in eastern Afghanistan,” the U.S. military said in a statement. “Though the cause of the landing is currently undetermined, small arms fire was present at the time of the incident.”

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