U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq since August 2006:
Feb. 7: A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter went down in a Sunni-dominated area in Anbar province, killing all seven people on board.
Feb. 2: An Apache helicopter crashed in a hail of gunfire north of Baghdad, killing two crew members. The military said it was likely the aircraft had been shot down.
Jan. 28: An AH-64 Apache helicopter went down during heavy fighting near Najaf, south of Baghdad, killing the two crew members.
Jan. 23: An OH-6A observation helicopter owned by the private security company Blackwater USA crashed in Baghdad in heavy gunfire, killing four civilian contractors. A fifth contractor in a second helicopter died of gunshot wounds.
Jan. 20: A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, killing 12 soldiers aboard. The military said it might have been shot down by a shoulder-fired weapon, although their investigation was continuing.
Dec. 11: A Marine helicopter made a hard landing, injuring 18 on board. The military said it was not hit by gunfire.
Dec. 3: A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter carrying 16 Marines went down in a lake in Anbar province, killing four.
Nov. 6: A helicopter crashed in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, killing the two soldiers on board. No gunfire was reported in the area at the time.
Aug. 8: A Black Hawk helicopter crashed into a body of water in an apparent accident, killing two soldiers.
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A group linked to the terrorist organization, al-Qaeda,, which calls itself the Islamic State in Iraq, claimed on its website that it had shot down the helicopter. The U.S. Military has not confirmed this, but the Associated Press reports an Iraqi air force officer said the helicopter was downed by an anti-aircraft missile. More >>
A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed in flames Wednesday in a field northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S. military said. More >>
A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed in flames Wednesday in a field northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S. military said. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in less than three weeks and the latest sign of growing problems with aviation in Iraq.More >>