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November 15, 2003
Release Number: 03-11-22


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION (AIR ASSAULT) BLACKHAWK HELICOPTERS CRASH IN WEST MOSUL

MOSUL, Iraq (15 November, 2003) - Two UH - 60 Blackhawk helicopters assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) crashed in West Mosul at approximately 6:30 p.m. today.

The status of the crewmembers and passengers is unknown at this time.

The crash sites are currently secured by soldiers from the 101st, Iraqi police and Iraqi firefighters.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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