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Two Apache Pilots Presumed Dead, Recovery Efforts Continue

American Forces Press Service

BAGHDAD, April 2, 2006 – Two U.S. Army pilots are presumed dead as recovery efforts continue following yesterday's crash of a Multinational Division Baghdad AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter west of Yousifiah, Iraq, military officials reported today.

The aircraft was conducting a combat air patrol. Military officials said today they believe the crash was the result of hostile fire.

The soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and the incident is under investigation.

(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)

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