US-Led Coalition Says Service Member Killed in Iraq Crash

A U.S. Army UH 60 Black Hawk helicopter lands during a 10th Mountain Division live fire readiness exercise at Camp Taji, Iraq, on March 8, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Audrey Ward)
A U.S. Army UH 60 Black Hawk helicopter lands during a 10th Mountain Division live fire readiness exercise at Camp Taji, Iraq, on March 8, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Audrey Ward)

BEIRUT — The U.S.-led coalition in the war against the Islamic State group says one of its service members has been killed in an aircraft crash in Iraq.

The coalition's statement says the cause of the crash, which took place early on Monday, is under investigation. The aircraft did not appear to have been shot down.

The coalition did not immediately identify the name or nationality of the deceased service member. It did not say what kind of aircraft was involved and whether it was a helicopter, though some reports claimed it was an MH-60 Black Hawk.

It says coalition forces rescued all the personnel immediately following the crash. The coalition says three service members were evacuated for treatment.

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