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In pictures: NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan

August 7, 2011

In this photograph taken on July 29, 2011 a US military Chinook helicopter lands at a Forward Operating Base in Arghandab district southern Afghanistan. Thirty-one US special forces and seven Afghans died when the Taliban shot down their helicopter, offic???
In this photograph taken on July 29, 2011 a US military Chinook helicopter lands at a Forward Operating Base in Arghandab district southern Afghanistan. Thirty-one US special forces and seven Afghans died when the Taliban shot down their helicopter, offic???
In this file photograph taken on July 29, 2011, a US soldier mans a machine gun on a US military Chinook helicopter as it heads to Kandahar military base while transporting troops around southern Afghanistan. Thirty-one US special forces and seven Afghan???
In this file photograph taken on July 29, 2011, a US soldier mans a machine gun on a US military Chinook helicopter as it heads to Kandahar military base while transporting troops around southern Afghanistan.  Thirty-one US special forces and seven Afghan???
In this photograph taken on July 29, 2011, a US military Chinook helicopter transport cargo over Arghandab district. Thirty-one US special forces and seven Afghans died when the Taliban shot down their helicopter, officials said on August 6, 2011, the dea???
In this photograph taken on July 29, 2011, a US military Chinook helicopter transport cargo over Arghandab district. Thirty-one US special forces and seven Afghans died when the Taliban shot down their helicopter, officials said on August 6, 2011, the dea???
Virginia Beach residents Tom Hall, left, and Mark Janik, centre, watch as news about the Navy Seal Team Six helicopter accident is displayed on a television at a bar in Virginia Beach , Va., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The headquarters for the Navy Seal Team ???
Virginia Beach residents Tom Hall, left, and Mark Janik, centre, watch as news about the Navy Seal Team Six helicopter accident is displayed on a television at a bar in Virginia Beach , Va., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The headquarters for the Navy Seal Team ???
Virginia Beach residents Tom Hall, left, and Mark Janik, centre, watch as news about the Navy Seal Team Six helicopter accident is displayed on a television at a bar in Virginia Beach , Va., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The headquarters for the Navy Seal Team ???
Virginia Beach residents Tom Hall, left, and Mark Janik, centre, watch as news about the Navy Seal Team Six helicopter accident is displayed on a television at a bar in Virginia Beach , Va., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The headquarters for the Navy Seal Team ???
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a conference call from Camp David, Maryland, in this August 6, 2011 photo release. A NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. soldiers and seven Afghans, the Afghan presiden???
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a conference call from Camp David, Maryland, in this August 6, 2011 photo release. A NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. soldiers and seven Afghans, the Afghan presiden???