Baghdad, Iraq – None of the eight U. S. troops killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq was based at Fort Campbell. Four American civilians also died when the U. S. Army Black Hawk went down before midnight Saturday. The wreckage was found Sunday.
The military reports that it is not yet known what caused the crash and the investigation will take some time.
The helicopter went down about seven miles east of Tal Afar, a northern city near the Syrian border that has seen heavy fighting with insurgents.
The Black Hawk was part of a two-helicopter team providing support for the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell. It was flying between bases when communications were lost.