Iraq helicopter crash service personnel named




 
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May 8th, 2006  
Kirruth
 
 

Topic: Iraq helicopter crash service personnel named


"The first British servicewoman to die in action in Iraq was among five military personnel killed in Saturday's helicopter crash in Basra. Flt Lt Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill, 32, died with Wing Commander John Coxen, Lt Commander Darren Chapman, Captain David Dobson, and Marine Paul Collins.
Wing Commander Coxen, from Royal Air Force Benson, Oxon, is the most senior British officer to be killed in Iraq.
A British team is investigating whether the helicopter was shot down."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4983578.stm


Very sad: I often see the helicopters operating out of RAF Benson flying overhead where I work. They use our offices as a nav point.


Looks like their helicopter (reported earlier to be a Lynx) was hit by the burst from an RPG as it came into land, either a lucky shot or an exploit of the RPG-7 rocket's 4.5 sec / 920m self-detonation.


RIP.
May 8th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Rest in Peace.

May 8th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Rest in Peace.
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May 9th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
RIP
May 9th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
RIP soldiers.
May 9th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
RIP men, thanks.
May 13th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, brother to brother....

RIP