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One dead after U.S. Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Iraq

By Ed Adamczyk
One dead after U.S. Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Iraq
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq Monday, killing one American service member, authorities said. File Photo by Russell Lee Klika/Dept of Defense/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. service member was killed early Monday when a helicopter crashed in Iraq, military officials said.

All aboard the MH-60 Black Hawk flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment were accounted for, and three were evaluated for medical treatment.

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There were no immediate indications the aircraft was downed by enemy fire, a statement from Operation Inherent Resolve said.

The helicopter was returning a counter-terrorism mission when it crashed.

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is involved in fighting remaining Islamic State militants along the Middle Euphrates River Valley, and areas on the Syria-Iraq border.

An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq in March, killing all seven aboard.

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