Published: Mon 12 Nov 2012

Media are invited to view an engine cowling from a coalition helicopter that crashed in Southern Afghanistan on Thursday 21 June 2010.

Quick-thinking military personnel used the engine cowling as an improvised stretcher to extract the wounded from the crash site. Three Australian Commandos, Private Benjamin Chuck, Private Timothy Aplin and Private Scott Palmer from the Special Operations Task Group were killed as a result of the crash, and eight others were wounded.

During a small ceremony on Sunday 11 November 2012, the Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Ash Power, presented the engine cowling to the Australian War Memorial.

Who: Dr Peter Pedersen, Assistant Director and Branch Head of National Collections Australian War Memorial

What: Media viewing of engine cowling from a coalition helicopter that crashed in Southern Afghanistan in 2010

When: Monday 12 November at 11.00 am

Where: Courtyard Gallery, Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell. Please enter via the security entrance at the back of the Memorial

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tom Vasey           (02) 6243 4575     0409 600 038     media@awm.gov.au

Marylou Pooley    (02) 6243 4383     0412 646 298