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10-21-2004, 22:29
Airman dies, two injured in helicopter crash

10/21/2004 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- An Airman died Oct. 21 from injuries sustained in an Oct. 20 HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash about 105 miles east of Shindand, Afghanistan.

Two other Airmen were injured in the crash and were taken to a medical facility at Kandahar Air Field, along with an Afghan who works for the Joint Electoral Management Body.

The helicopter crew was on a medical-evacuation mission moving the injured Afghan when the accident occurred. The accident was not the result of hostile action, and they were not on a combat mission, U.S. Central Command officials said.

Coalition officials routinely use helicopters to move people and supplies around Afghanistan. The accident is under investigation.

The name of the Airman killed is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. (Courtesy of CENTCOM)

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