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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Richard Engel: I Was Supposed To Be On Helicopter That Crashed In Afghanistan

NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel said on the "Today" show Monday that he was meant to be on one of the helicopters that crashed in Afghanistan.

"This has been a terrible day of several helicopter crashes," Engel said. "I'm now in western Afghanistan. I was supposed to be, in fact, on one of those helicopters that did, in fact, crash. On that helicopter, seven US servicemen were killed along with three civilians. They were on an operation in western Afghanistan. And then in a separate incident, two helicopters collided in mid-air in southern Afghanistan. Four US servicemen killed in that accident, so a very, very significant day."

Read more about the helicopter crashes here.

Watch Engel's report on the "Today" show: