Commercial Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq, 11 Dead (Reuters)

April 21st, 2005  
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Topic: Commercial Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq, 11 Dead (Reuters)

Reuters - Guerrillas shot down a Bulgarian
commercial helicopter in Iraq Thursday, killing all 11 on board
including six Americans, as hopes of forming a new government
were dashed by last-minute disagreements.]Read more...[/url]
April 21st, 2005  
Bulgarian company Heli Air told Reuters that three Bulgarian crew were killed when the helicopter was shot down, as well as six U.S. passengers and two guards from an unspecified country.

All on board were civilians, U.S. military officials said.

The Americans worked for Blackwater security consultants.


A militant group said it had shot down the helicopter.

"The Islamic Army in Iraq claims responsibility for bringing down a ... cargo aircraft and killing all those on board," said a short posting on a Web site often used by Iraqi rebels, adding a full statement and video would follow.
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