WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Baldanza explained the incident occurred as a Resolute Support helicopter made a "hard landing" in Helmand province earlier on Friday.
"All personnel on the aircraft have been recovered with no causalities," Baldanza stated. "The incident is currently under investigation."
Initial reports indicated there had not been "enemy activity in the area," she added.
In January, a US serviceman died after a helicopter went down in Helmand province.
The Defense Department said the US forces in Afghanistan would continue their operations in support the country’s military despitre the incident.