A U.S. military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq with U.S. service members aboard, according to an Air Forces Central Command spokesman.
Rescue teams are responding to the scene of the downed aircraft at this time, said Air Force Lt. Col. Damien Pickart.
Further details will be released when available, he said.
Central Command officials say the crash is under investigation.
Defense officials told The Associated Press that there is no reason to believe at this time that the Pave Hawk was shot down. AP also reports that it is unclear how many service members were on board or their condition at this time.