First images of Chinook wreckage revealed as Pentagon names all 30 heroes who died at site – while roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan kills five more troops
Serial number of helicopter visible in remains spread across woodland
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Eye witnesses to the crash describe seeing the chopper burst into flames and break apart before falling from the sky
The first images of the Chinook wreckage were revealed today, at the same time five more American troops were killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb that exploded in the southern part of the country.
The news was confirmed as the Pentagon released the names of the 30 soldiers who died when the Chinook they were flying in was shot down by Taliban militants.
The U.S. military and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) did not give details regarding the five troops who were killed in the roadside bomb other than it happened in the south of the country.
A Pentagon spokesman in Washington said all the victims were Americans.