Iraqi army helicopter crashes, nine dead

Iraqi army helicopter crashes due to technical problems, killing nine crew members

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Technical malfunction during a routine flight caused an Iraqi army helicopter to crash in southeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, nine crew members died, a military spokesman reported.

Joint operations spokesman Brigadier General, Yahya Rasool, told Reuters that the helicopter went down near the southern province of Kut.

Officers escorted an army patrol to the scene of the accident to take the bodies, Police said in the southern province of Kut.

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