not sure if I get this, no enemy fire, no troops. but an enemy explosion? what kind of explosion?A Blackhawk helicopter that crashed in southern Afghanistan last month
killing six U.S. soldiers, was brought down by an enemy explosion, not gunfire or mechanical failure, U.S. military officials said Thursday. The UH-60 helicopter crashed in the Shahjoi district of Afghanistan's Zabul province on Dec. 17.
Initial reports indicated it came under heavy enemy gunfire once it was on the ground, but later reports contradicted that, implying there was no enemy contact.
On Thursday, U.S. military officials told NBC News the helicopter was in a low-hover position when a blast from the ground below caused it to crash. The helicopter was not shot down by enemy fire, and apparently no enemy forces were on the ground in the vicinity either before or after the fatal crash
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