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WAR: U.S. Helicopter Shot Down in Fallujah - Witness

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posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 12:38 AM
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As Coalition forces pushed on with the Fallujah assault, an American helicopter was shot down. It has been reported that the helicopter collided with a rocket and fell to the ground.
 



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FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S. helicopter was shot down over Falluja on Tuesday as U.S.-led forces were pressing home an offensive on the rebel-held city.

"I saw the helicopter collide with a rocket. It turned into a ball of fire and fell to the ground," said Reuters reporter Fadel al-Badrani. "There was smoke everywhere."




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The Military had no comment on this report and not much else on this incident has been reported at this time.


[edit on 9-11-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 02:23 AM
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I'd believe it, helicopters are amazingly vulnerable targets in large cities like that. So many places to pop out of with your rpg/stinger/large rock.



posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 04:40 AM
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The DOD is refuting this:

news.bbc.co.uk...

It's mentioned as a footnote in the "Other developments" section.



 
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