U.S. helicopter down in Iraq

  • Updated: April 1, 2006 - 12:53 PM

BAGHDAD, Iraq — A U.S. military helicopter crashed Saturday during a "combat air patrol'' southwest of Baghdad, but the status of the crew was unknown, according to the American command.

A U.S. statement said the helicopter went down about 5:30 p.m. during a combat patrol southwest of the capital but gave no further details, except to say that the fate of the crew was unknown. The statement did not identify the type of helicopter.

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