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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:33 AM
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US military chopper crashes west of Iraqi capital: witnesses
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2003...

FALLUJAH (AFP) - A US military helicopter crashed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, witnesses said.

The chopper fell into a ravine outside Fallujah, 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital, according to two local people who said they saw the chopper go down.


They said they did not hear any explosion while the helicopter was in the air but did hear one when it crashed.

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brokensymmetry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:40 AM
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1. (Sigh)
I fear that we'll see more of these. I hope our guys survived.
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:41 AM
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2. mechanics can pull a bbl of sand out of chopper engines
The rotors are sandpapered inflight.
Optics can be worse than useless.

Or, it may have been shot down.

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