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
August 12, 2004
Release Number: 04-08-13C
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARINES KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq - Two Marines were killed when a CH-53 helicopter crashed in the Al Anbar Province about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday while flying in support of security and stabilization operations.
Three people were injured. They were evacuated to a military medical facility and are being treated for injuries.
Multi-National Force - Iraq personnel have secured the crash site, and recovery operations are ongoing.
No enemy fire was observed in the vicinity of the aircraft.
The cause of the mishap is currently under investigation.
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