Americans_KilledFourteen Americans died in two separate helicopter crashes in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said 10 in one incident and four in the other.

It was the largest number of Americans killed in Afghanistan in a single day in at least four years, according to CNN records.

ISAF ruled out enemy fire in the crash that killed four Americans, and said enemy action was not thought to be the cause of the other.

In the deadlier collapse, a helicopter went down in the country's west.

"Seven U.S. service members and three U.S. civilians were killed," an ISAF statement said. "Those injured include 14 Afghan service members, 11 U.S. service members and one U.S. civilian."

Three U.S. Embassy members were among the fatalities in that crash, according to the embassy in Kabul.

Four other U.S. service members were killed when two helicopters apparently crashed mid-air in southern Afghanistan. Two other NATO service members were wounded.

"The incident is currently being investigated, but it is confirmed that hostile fire was not involved," ISAF said in an earlier news release.

"Each and every death is a incredible loss for the family and friends of each service member and civilian. Our grief is compounded when we have such a significant loss on one day," Col. Wayne Shanks, an ISAF spokesman, said in a statement.

ISAF did not announce the names of the dead or which branch of the service they were in, and did not immediately respond to a CNN request for the information.

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