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Font Size: Decrease Increase Print Page: Print By staff writers and wires | October 05, 2008
TWO US Black Hawk helicopters crashed in northern Baghdad's Sunni district of Adhamiyah today.
At least one Iraqi army soldier was killed and four people, including two US soldiers, were wounded, the spokesman, Lieutenant Patrick Evans, said.
"Two UH-60 Black Hawks have crashed while landing at Combat Outpost Ford in Adhamiyah (northern Baghdad) about 8:55pm (4.55am AEDT)," Evans said.
A Reuters television cameraman in the Sha'ab district of northern Baghdad, near Adhamiya, said he saw two helicopters circling overhead.
The engine of one of them made a thudding sound as it lost altitude and crashed.
The cameraman said he heard an explosion after the impact, followed by the sound of shooting.
Iraqi police confirmed the crash.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
It's standard to deny that it was enemy fire at first. Because there are any number of reasons why helicopters may crash. They don't want to jump to the conclusion that it WAS until they have some evidence that it was. The best description of a helicopter is that it's a million parts all working together and trying to fly off in a million directions.
Originally posted by Enigma Publius
but this is still an awful big coincidence, i suspect foul play of some sort.
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
Maybe the insurgents have gotten hold of some of the electromagnetic weapons that are rumoured to be in use in Iraq.
Originally posted by SuperViking
Helicopters crash and you leap to that conclusion? What's next?
Oh you said Tom's mom lost her job last week? Maybe the South Koreans have been testing on aliens then!