Afghan soldiers playing football on landing site also contributed to helicopter’s crash in 2015 that killed five, coroner rules

A surveillance balloon and Afghan soldiers playing football contributed to an RAF helicopter crash that killed five in 2015 in Kabul, a coroner in Oxfordshire has ruled.

Two Britons, Flt Lt Geraint Roberts and Flt Lt Alan Scott, were among the dead. Two others were American and the fifth, Gordon Emin, French. Five others were also injured.

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