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May 9, 2003
Release Number: 03-05-33
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THREE SOLDIERS KILLED, ONE INJURED IN UH-60 CRASH
CAMP VICTORY, IRAQ -- Three 4th Infantry Division soldiers died and one was injured May 9 when a UH-60 helicopter crashed into the Tigris River the vicinity of Samarrah, Iraq.
The crash occurred at approximately 8 p.m (12 p.m. EST), and was not a result of hostile action.
The wounded soldier was transported to a field hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The soldiers' names are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
The incident is under investigation.
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