Coalition Military UH-60 Helicopter Crash in Iraq
TIKRIT, Iraq, According to a statement issued by the Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-Iraq), a coalition helicopter crashed in a sparsely populated area 12 kilometers east of Tal Afar, Iraq, shortly before midnight, killing the passengers and crew.
The Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk flying in support of Task Force Band of Brothers was part of a two-ship flight moving between bases in northern Iraq when communications were lost with the aircraft. Flight records indicate that eight passengers and four crew members were manifested for the flight.
An immediate search and rescue operation was launched from nearby military installations. The helicopter crash site was located at approximately noon local time.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
The MNF-Iraq statement indicated that the incident is under investigation.
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