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Polish helicopter crash-lands in Afghanistan

13th June 2011
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One of the Polish military contingent in Afghanistan's 10 M-24 helicopters was damaged on Sunday


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An Mi-24 helicopter gunship with four Polish soldiers on board was severely damaged at the Warrior base in Ghazni province. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon, Gazeta Wyborcza reports.

The Mi-24, also known as the “flying tank,” hit the ground while landing after returning from an operation against the Taliban. No casualties or injuries have been reported.

A special commission has already arrived at the Warrior base to determine the cause of the accident. In January, another Mi-24 was severely damaged after hitting the ground during take-off. Currently, the Polish military contingent in Afghanistan has 10 helicopters, including the one that crashed on Sunday.

In July, the first of the three new helicopters bought from Russia is expected to arrive to the Polish base.

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From Warsaw Business Journal


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