posted on May, 6 2006 @ 06:20 AM
Breaking news: A british helicopter has crashed killing all on board . Firefighters at the scene say they can see 4 charred bodies inside. And that
the aircraft was fired upon
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A British military helicopter crashed and caught fire in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, police said.
Firefighters said they had seen four charred bodies inside the wreckage.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, but one policeman at the scene in central Basra told Reuters the aircraft had been fired on.
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The south is relatively quiet of activity - maybe the way the british deal with the whole situation? So incidents like this are unusual.