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WAR: Two U.S. Helicopters Crash in Iraq, Killing Two

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posted on Oct, 16 2004 @ 04:09 PM
Two U.S. Army military transport helicopters have gone down near Bahgdad. Prelimenary reports show two dead and two injured.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. military transport helicopters crashed near Baghdad on Saturday, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding two others, the U.S. military said.

"The incident occurred at around 8.25 p.m. (1325 GMT) in southwestern Baghdad," U.S. military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Will Hutton said. "The incident is under investigation." He did not say what type of helicopter was involved.

U.S. helicopters regularly come under attack from insurgents firing rifles and other weapons in and around Baghdad, and it was not immediately clear if Saturday"s incident was an accident or the result of an attack.

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This is a developing story and details are limited at this time. There is no word if this crash was an accident or the helicopters were brought down by hostile fire. According to a U.S. Army spokesman, the incident is under investigation. No information on type or the number of people involved is available at this time.

[edit on 10/16/04 by FredT]

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