Helicopter crash kills 5 UK personnel in Afghanistan

CopterFive British service personnel have been killed in a UK helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. Four of those on board, three soldiers and an airman, were stationed at RAF Odiham in Hampshire. The fifth, an Army reservist, was based in London.
The Ministry of Defence said the crash near Kandahar air base was not thought to have been caused by enemy action.
It represents the third single biggest loss of life of British troops in Afghanistan since the conflict began.
The families of all five servicemen have been told.

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