Wed, Jan 18, 2012
Three Crewmembers Fatally Injured When Their Helo Went
AAR Airlift, an operating unit of Chicago based AAR CORP.
reports that a helicopter carrying a crew of three employees was
involved in an accident in Helmand Province, Afghanistan at
approximately 1045 local time, January 16, while conducting
operations for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Company has confirmed that there were three crew member
fatalities. The families of all three crew members have been
contacted. The Company reports that no passengers were aboard the
aircraft at the time of the accident.
Company officials are working closely and cooperating fully with
authorities in Afghanistan and stateside. A recovery effort is
underway and the cause of the accident is unknown. Additional
information will be provided as it becomes available.
The Company is focused on its employees and their families. A
dedicated hotline has been set up for employees and family members
at (321) 837-2427 for updates and support information.
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