14 US Troops Die in Copter Crash in Iraq
The Associated Press
Wednesday, August 22, 2007; 4:18 AM
BAGHDAD -- A helicopter crashed in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said.
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was carrying four crew members and 10 passengers when it went down during a nighttime operation, according to a statement.
The military said initial indications showed the aircraft experienced a mechanical problem and there were no indications of hostile fire, but the cause was still under investigation.
The 14 soldiers killed were assigned to Task Force Lightning, the military said.