Afghan helicopter crash kills 16 - Updated
A civilian helicopter has crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 16 people, a military official has told the BBC.
The helicopter crashed at the Kandahar airfield, Nato's largest base in southern Afghanistan, apparently as it was trying to take off.
Reports from Moscow say the helicopter was a Russian-built Mi-8.
The crash is the second of a helicopter in Afghanistan in a week. Six died in a crash in Helmand province on Tuesday.
MANILA, Philippines - The 10 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan had defied the government ban on deployment to war-torn countries, the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) said yesterday.
OWWA chief Carmelita Dimzon said the 10 OFWs were deployed to work in the Middle East in 2004 but apparently slipped into Afghanistan as illegal workers.
It does not look like it was shot down not at the secured Kandahar airport?