Afghan Air Crash - 14 Britons dead
Truly awful news:
Fourteen British service personnel have died after their aircraft crashed in Afghanistan, the MoD has said.Update. It was, of course, a Nimrod. The BBC's defence correspondent Paul Wood intitally reported that his sources were telling him it was a Chinook.
Twelve RAF personnel, a Royal Marine and an Army soldier were among those who died in the crash in the southern province of Kandahar.
The aircraft, believed to be a Chinook, belonged to the Nato-led force which has been fighting the Taleban.
UK Defence Secretary Des Browne said "all indications are that this was a terrible accident".