WOODBURY - The remains of more than two dozen troops killed in the deadly helicopter crash in Afghanistan returned home today.

Two planes carrying the bodies of the 30 American troops who died in the crash Saturday landed at Dover Air Base in Delaware. Officials say 22 of the fallen troops were Navy SEALs.

President Barack Obama met privately with the families of the troops before their bodies were returned to Dover Air Force Base.

NATO says the Chinook helicopter was shot down by insurgents using a rocket-propelled grenade. The Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

The incident is the deadliest so far for the U.S. in the war in Afghanistan.