16 Mar '18, 12pm

CENTCOM: No survivors after US helicopter crash in western Iraq

All personnel aboard the U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk that crashed Thursday evening in western Iraq were killed, U.S. Central Command said in a statement early Friday morning. Defense officials said Thursday that seven troops were on board. All of those killed were American, another official told Military Times on background. He declined to provide any more information until the service members’ families have been notified. The crash does not appear to have resulted from enemy fire. The incident is under investigation, according to officials. "All personnel aboard were killed in the crash," said Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga, director of operations for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve . "This tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women face every day in service of our nations. We are thinking of the loved ones of these service members today." The incident was...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/flashpoints/2018/03/16/centcom-...

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