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7 US service members killed in Iraq helicopter crash

Posted March 15, 2018 5:24 p.m. EDT
Updated March 16, 2018 7:24 a.m. EDT

A US military HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, a Black Hawk variant, has crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, according to multiple US defense officials.

— Seven US service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, a US military official said.

There were no survivors in the crash, the official said, adding that the crew of a second helicopter flying alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the helicopter went down.

Multiple US defense officials told CNN the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, a Black Hawk variant. They said the helicopter was not on a combat mission at the time.

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq said Thursday that an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the crash.