Thursday, September 18, 2008

Seven US troops killed in Iraq chopper crash

Seven American soldiers were killed on Thursday when their transport helicopter crashed in southern Iraq, the deadliest such incident in the country for over a year, the US military said. It was a CH-47 Chinook that went down. These are old helicopters that have been put under a lot of stress over the last five years. It is actually a testament to our men and women in the military who keep those helicopters up in the air.

Enemy activity is not suspected, but I do suspect that this may be a case of equipment fatigue.

The AFP has more here.

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