U.S. helicopter goes down south of Baghdad; all 9 on board survive but 4 wounded
BAGHDAD: A U.S. Army helicopter carrying nine personnel went down south of Baghdad on Thursday, the military said. All on board survived but four were wounded.
The military issued only a brief statement confirming that the aircraft went down but gave no more details.
An Iraqi army official said earlier that a Black Hawk helicopter had gone down after it came under fire at about 7:30 a.m. near the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Latifiyah, 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad.
The U.S. military declined to comment on the details, saying the incident was under investigation.
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