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Two U.S. Helicopters Collide at Baghdad Base

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2008 – Two U.S. helicopters collided Oct. 4 as they were landing at a coalition force base near Adhamiyah in northwest Baghdad.

One Iraqi soldier died. Three U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi soldiers were injured.

Hostile fire is not suspected to have caused the crash, officials said. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Officials did not release the make of helicopters involved.

This accident comes on the heels of a crash just two weeks ago that killed seven soldiers when CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were traveling in Sept. 18 went down near Tallil in southern Iraq.

(Based on a Multinational Force Iraq News Release.)

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