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(CNN) -- Seven US service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, a US military official ...

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 2:17 PM
Updated: Mar 16, 2018 2:17 PM

(CNN) -- Seven US service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, a US military official said. There were no survivors in the crash, the official said, adding that the crew of a second helicopter flying alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the helicopter went down. Multiple US defense officials told CNN the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, a Black Hawk variant. They said the helicopter was not on a combat mission at the time. The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq said Thursday that an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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