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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144440
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:10:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-70A-28 (CH-60)
Owner/operator:Türk Kara Ordusu Havaciligi/ISAF
Registration: 10981
MSN: 70....
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bagrami district, Kabul province -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
A helicopter crashed and burst into flames on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday 16 March 2012. Early reports state that the helicopter collided with a house in the Bagrami District, Kabul Province, east of Kabul.

Eight (or five, as other sources report) Turkish occupants were killed. Four persons inside the house were killed. Those on board were reported to be Turkish troops. There was no immediate comment on the crash from NATO or from Turkey, which has more than 1,800 soldiers serving in Afghanistan, most of them around the capital.

According to reports from the BBC, the crash was caused by "a technical fault" and not by any insurgent action.

The Guardian states that 10 Turkish soldiers in the helicopter were killed and two people on the ground.

Later the BBC reported that at least 12 Turkish soldiers and two children had died.

A Nato coalition helicopter crashed into a Kabul suburb, killing 12 in the aircraft and four civilians caught on the ground, Afghan police has confirmed.


Revision history:

16-Mar-2012 00:51 gerard57 Added
16-Mar-2012 01:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 01:19 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 01:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 01:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 01:28 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 01:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 02:41 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 03:45 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 03:51 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 03:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 03:58 TB Updated [Operator]
16-Mar-2012 04:36 gerard57 Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2012 11:27 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Registration, Source]
13-Dec-2014 20:08 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-Dec-2014 20:25 TB Updated [Source]

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