Resolute Support Casualty
13 Oct 2015
KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 13, 2015) — A United Kingdom Puma Mk 2 helicopter assigned to the Resolute Support Mission crashed in a non-hostile incident Oct. 11 at approximately 4:15 p.m. at Camp Resolute Support, Kabul, Afghanistan.
The incident resulted in the death of two British servicemembers, two U.S. servicemembers, and one French contracted civilian. Five other Resolute Support personnel were injured in the incident.
It is Resolute Support policy to defer casualty identification to the relevant national authorities.
"We’re deeply saddened by the loss of our teammates,” said Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, Resolute Support Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. "On behalf of General Campbell and the entire Resolute Support team, our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected in this tragic incident and we pray for the full recovery of those injured.”
The incident is currently under investigation. We will release additional information as appropriate.
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