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A pair of American attack helicopters were forced down in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, reportedly because of bad weather.

The crewmembers of the AH-64 Apaches were transported to a military medical facility, where they were treated for minor injuries, according to a news release from Combined Joint Task Force – 82, a U.S. military command at Bagram Air Base.

According to the release, the helicopters made “hard landings ... while flying in bad weather. There is no indication of enemy involvement in the incidents.”

Immediately after the helicopters went down, search and rescue units were sent to recover the helicopter crews and secure the site.

“The specific location and details of the incident will not be released until the completion of recovery operations,” the news release read.

American military officials also included a warning to Afghan civilians to stay away from the vicinity during recovery operations.


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