News reports show the remains of what appears to be a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the US military raid that killed Osama bin Laden early on 2 May.

The remains of the helicopter, which include an intact horizontal stabiliser, are shown leaning upside-down against a brick wall with barbed-wire fence.

News reports have quoted US officials saying one of the helicopters involved in the US operation crashed in or near the compound where bin Laden was hiding.

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The reports attributed the crash to a mechanical malfunction, although US officials have reportedly said no US troops were injured or killed in the raid.

President Barack Obama announced late on 1 May in Washington DC that bin Laden had been killed inside the compound in Abbottabad.

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US forces buried bin Laden's body at sea within 24h of the raid, US officials say.

Source: Flight International