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Army Copter Crashes in Iraq; Crew Survives

A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed Thursday during a combat patrol southwest of Baghdad, but the two pilots survived, the U.S. military said.

The statement did not say what caused the crash nor give a precise location.

CountryWatch: Iraq

On April 1, an Apache was shot down near Youssifiyah about 12 miles southwest of Baghdad, killing two crew members. That was the same area where three American soldiers were killed last month — and the bodies of two of them were mutilated.

The names and the conditions of the two pilots were not released, but the statement said they were flown to a U.S. military facility north of the capital.