CH-47Chinook Cargo Helicopter
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The CH-47 then proceeded to "bunny-hop" to the vicinity to the west of HLZ Golf to insert the remaining CANSOF and ANA (Afghan National Army) elements on board.
The Taliban leader, Abdullah, was accused of shooting down a CH-47 Chinook helicopter July 25, 2011 in Kunar province.
Boeing has produced 115 F-models as of February, which is about halfway through its current contract, Pat Donnelly, Boeing's CH-47 domestic program manager, told National Defense.
The CH-47 Chinook crashed just after midnight on Thursday, about 100km west of the southern city of Basra, a statement from the US military said.
According to Reuters, a military spokesman said it appeared mechanical failure was the cause of the crash of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter just after midnight.
Fort Campbell has long been the home of the CH-47, and has a history of being a first choice for testing and using new Army aircraft.
The CH-47 Chinook was carrying a crew of five Americans and two military passengers - one Corporal Gilyeat, the other Canadian - when it crashed, according to the US military.
Nato said the CH-47 Chinook was carrying a crew of five and two military passengers when it crashed.
An American military official said the US CH-47 Chinook aircraft went down after reporting engine failure.
The JCA will absorb much of the stress being placed on the Army's CH-47 helicopter fleet, which has amassed almost 1.
They are joined by 480 soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and an additional 1,000 pilots from the 25th Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade along with 60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and UH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters from Wheeler Army Air Field.