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CENTCOMNEWS RELEASE
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

April 2, 2006
Release Number: 06-04-02CJ




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MND-B PILOTS KILLED

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Officials confirmed the death of two helicopter pilots from Multi-National Division – Baghdad April 2.

The Soldiers' remains were recovered following aircraft recovery operations at the crash site of their AH-64D Apache Longbow, which went down due to possible hostile fire west of Yousifiyah.

As reported earlier, the crash occurred April 1 at approximately 5:30 p.m. while the Apache was conducting a combat air patrol.

The names of the Soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident is under investigation.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, MASTER SGT ERIC LOBSINGER AT: eric.lobsinger@mnd-b.army.mil



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