Wednesday, August 22, 2007


14 U.S. soldiers killed in helicopter crash

(AP) - A helicopter crashed in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was carrying four crew members and 10 passengers when it went down during a nighttime operation, according to a statement. The military said initial indications showed the aircraft experienced a mechanical problem and there were no indications of hostile fire, but the cause was still under investigation. The 14 soldiers killed were assigned to Task Force Lightning, the military said.

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