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Breaking CNN: Helicopter in Falluja Shot Down / Official: Enemy Fire
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Edited on Fri Jan-02-04 10:29 AM by Billy_Pilgrim
Downs Helicopter In Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. commander says a military helicopter crashed Friday in Iraq after coming under enemy fire.

One soldier was killed and another wounded when the chopper went down near Fallujah.

After the crash, American soldiers blocked off streets and searched shops and homes in Fallujah as helicopters circled above. Soldiers also sealed off the crash site and won't let reporters approach.

A witness told the Associated Press Television News that the helicopter burst into flames after crashing. But he didn't know why it went down.

US helicopter shot down over Iraq

An American military helicopter was shot down west of Baghdad today, killing the pilot and wounding another soldier, the US military said.

The OH-58 Kiowa Warrior observation helicopter crashed near Fallujah where rebels have previously shot at and brought down US helicopters.

Following the crash, American. soldiers swept through Fallujah, blocking off streets and searching shops and homes as helicopters circled above. Soldiers also sealed off the crash scene and would not allow reporters to approach the downed helicopter.

A witness told Associated Press Television News that he had seen the helicopter crash and burst into flames, though he could not say what caused the crash.

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  -Breaking CNN: Helicopter in Falluja Shot Down / Official: Enemy Fire Billy_Pilgrim  Jan-02-04 10:00 AM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:05 AM   #1 
  - I'm sure you're serious...  DCDemo   Jan-02-04 10:07 AM   #4 
  - Just saying...  g.hadi4dean   Jan-02-04 10:16 AM   #15 
     - We know exactly what you're saying  notsodumbhillbilly   Jan-02-04 10:19 AM   #17 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:29 AM   #19 
           - Then hit the edit button on it and rephrase it please.  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 10:31 AM   #20 
           - Your implication was that Dean supporters  notsodumbhillbilly   Jan-02-04 10:33 AM   #23 
              - He has left our board.... Thanks, Mods!  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 10:47 AM   #24 
                 - May I ask?  truth2power   Jan-02-04 11:33 AM   #31 
                    - It was a waaay off the wall post saying that the downing was  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 12:01 PM   #33 
  - Kiss my...  mouse7   Jan-02-04 10:08 AM   #7 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:09 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:11 AM   #9 
  - Just hit alert! He'll be gone in a few, I'm sure.  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 10:17 AM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:12 AM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:14 AM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:15 AM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:15 AM   #14 
  - Dean and his supporters do not  bowens43   Jan-02-04 10:21 AM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-04 10:31 AM   #21 
  - Good Riddance!  WherestheOutrage   Jan-02-04 11:12 AM   #30 
     - Welcome to DU outrage.  Timefortruth   Jan-02-04 03:21 PM   #41 
  - 1st published report found noting hostile fire:  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 10:06 AM   #2 
  - 2nd report and link (a little more info but still without US reports  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 10:15 AM   #12 
  - Dammit.  mouse7   Jan-02-04 10:06 AM   #3 
  - This is the same copter reported earlier. Sadly, one dead. n/t  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 10:08 AM   #5 
  - Is this another helicoptor?  spinbaby   Jan-02-04 10:08 AM   #6 
  - seems odd that only TWO died....isn't there usually more soldiers  amen1234   Jan-02-04 10:33 AM   #22 
  - Where do ya get two? The article said "ONE" death.  0007   Jan-02-04 10:49 AM   #25 
  - another soldier died today  Flagg   Jan-02-04 11:11 AM   #29 
  - Might have been an apache  Oz   Jan-02-04 11:00 AM   #27 
  - "wounded" my ass...  Sagan   Jan-02-04 10:58 AM   #26 
  - and "the helicopter burst into flames after crashing"'d have  amen1234   Jan-02-04 11:06 AM   #28 
  - FYI an OH-58 is at mostly a two seater  underpants   Jan-02-04 11:58 AM   #32 
  - Original LBN Thread here:  Moderator   Jan-02-04 12:05 PM   #34 
  - RESCUE SOLDIERS ATTACKED BY Resistance DRESSED LIKE PRESS  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 12:06 PM   #35 
  - They should be easy to spot  JudiLyn   Jan-02-04 12:17 PM   #36 
  - Soundds as if they are posturing to keep Journalists out of the picture...  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 02:18 PM   #38 
     - It's not as if it hasn't happened before, is it?  JudiLyn   Jan-02-04 05:13 PM   #43 
  - heard the same, Faux now saying a rebuttal has come from BBC,  pinto   Jan-02-04 02:19 PM   #39 
     - Holy Shit!!!!  Billy_Pilgrim   Jan-02-04 02:24 PM   #40 
        - It's Reuters News, sorry. Reuters says Iraqi employees arrested at scene.  pinto   Jan-02-04 03:24 PM   #42 
  - But, but we captured Saddam Hussein.... aren't you safer now? nt  caledesi   Jan-02-04 02:13 PM   #37 

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