MoD investigating UK helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defence said it was investigating the circumstances of a UK helicopter crash that killed five service personnel in Afghanistan, but could not confirm the nationality of the troops involved.

An MoD spokesman said: "We can confirm that a UK helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today.

"The incident is under investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further until families have been notified."


Tributes paid to servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Family and colleagues have paid tribute to the five servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence has now released the names of the men, the youngest of whom was 26 years old.