L/Cpl Oliver Thomas and Flt Lt Rakesh Chauhan
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Tributes paid to Afghanistan air crash servicemen

Tributes have been paid to two Midlands servicemen who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

L/Cpl Oliver Thomas, from Hereford, and Flt Lt Rakesh Chauhan, from Birmingham, were on board a Lynx helicopter which went down in Kandahar province, 30 miles from the border with Pakistan on Saturday.

The MoD has denied claims from the Taliban that the aircraft was shot down.

BBC Midlands Today's Cath Mackie reports.

  • 29 Apr 2014