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Helicopter Crashes in Western Iraq

Camp Fallujah, Iraq
-- A U.S. Marine Corps transport helicopter crashed Jan. 26, at approximately 1:20 a.m. near Ar Rutbah while conducting security and stabilization operations.

Personnel from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were transporting personnel from the 1st Marine Division when the crash occurred.

A search and rescue team is currently at the site and an investigation into the incident is currently underway.

Confirmation of casualties will occur in a separate press release.

The I MEF Media Team will release an update later this morning.
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Release #050126c



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