Deadliest military crashes in Afghanistan

Here are some of the deadliest military crashes in Afghanistan since the US invasion on Oct 7, 2001.

Updated: Aug 07, 2011, 14:24 PM IST

Kabul: These are some of the deadliest military air crashes in Afghanistan since the US invasion on Oct 7, 2001:

—Aug 6, 2011: A CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashes in eastern Wardak province, killing 30 US special operation troops, a translator, and seven Afghan commandos.

—Sept 21, 2010: US Army Blackhawk crashes in southern Zabul province, killing nine troops on board, including four Navy SEALs.

—May 30, 2007: US Chinook crashes while under fire in southern Helmand, killing one British, one Canadian and five American troops.

—Feb. 18, 2007: US Chinook carrying 22 US soldiers crashes in southern Zabul province, killing eight and injuring 14.

—Sept. 2, 2006: British Nimrod aircraft crashes near Kandahar in the south, killing 14 crew members.

—May 5, 2006: US Chinook helicopter crashes while attempting a night landing on a small mountaintop in eastern Kunar province, killing 10 US soldiers.

—Aug 16, 2005: Spanish helicopter crashes near the western city of Herat, killing 17 Spanish soldiers.

—June 28, 2005: US helicopter is shot down in eastern Kunar province during a rescue operation, killing 16 special operations troops.

—April 6, 2005: US Chinook helicopter crashes in a sandstorm near eastern Ghazni, killing 15 American troops and three civilian contractors.

—Dec. 21, 2002: German army helicopter crashes in Kabul, killing seven German soldiers.

—March 4, 2002: US Chinook helicopter is shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven American troops.

Bureau Report