US helicopter crashes in southern Iraq; 3 killed

Published on Mar 31, 2003 02:32 AM IST

A Marine UH-1 Huey helicopter crashed at a forward supply and refuelling point in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing three people aboard.

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PTI | ByAssociated Press, Southern Iraq

A Marine UH-1 Huey helicopter crashed at a forward supply and refuelling point in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing three people aboard, the US military said.

The cause of the 8:30 pm (local time) crash was unclear. One person was wounded, said a spokesman, 1st Lt. John Niemann, in Kuwait.

It was not clear if all four casualties were Marines. Only four people were believed to be aboard the helicopter, which had been taking off on a support mission.

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