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9 U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq since August 2006

Associated Press

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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