ISAF helicopter makes emergency landing in S. Afghanistan

A helicopter of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) made an emergency landing in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province Sunday, an ISAF statement said.

“An ISAF helicopter made an emergency landing east of Kandahar air field today around 10 a.m.,” the statement said.

No ISAF personnel were injured and there was no hostile activity during the incident, it added.

The helicopter was on a routine flight when it experienced engine problems forcing it to land, the statement said, adding the incident is under investigation.

Some two weeks ago another chopper of NATO made an emergency landing in the northwest Badghis province for which Taliban claimed responsibility, while NATO rejected the claim, saying no troops were hurt in the event.

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