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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

January 13, 2004
Release Number: 04-01-32


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TF ALL AMERICAN HELICOPTER DOWN NEAR HABBANIYAH

RAMADI, Iraq - A helicopter was downed near Habbaniyah, Iraq at approximately 10 a.m. today.

The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter was conducting an aerial security patrol for a ground convoy moving in the area.

A quick reaction force was dispatched from Forward Operating Base Manhattan and Rifles to secure the aircraft. Both pilots have been recovered with no apparent injuries.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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