It is very humbling for me to write an article about this event because it involves the loss of four brave Patriots. I do not want the importance of their mission to go unrecognized by the American people in general; becoming just another prime-time news blurb or NATO press release from Afghanistan. So here are the early facts and some secondary reporting I found posted around the internet.
On Sunday, the Department of Defense first reported that a small MC-12 aircraft crashed near Kandahar Airfield on Saturday, April 27. Initial reports by NATO officials indicated no enemy activity in the area at the time and that ISAF/coalition personnel secured the site and the cause of the crash was being investigated.
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