Two RAF service personnel killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

PUBLISHED: 21:47 11 October 2015 | UPDATED: 21:47 11 October 2015

An RAF Puma helicopter. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

An RAF Puma helicopter. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Two service personnel from the RAF have been killed following a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

The UK Puma Mk 2 helicopter crashed while landing at the headquarters of Nato’s Resolute Support mission in the capital Kabul earlier today.

An MoD spokeswoman said: “The incident is currently under investigation but we can confirm that it was an accident and not the result of insurgent activity.

“The family of the two personnel who were killed have been informed and requested a period of grace before their names are released.”

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