1 Dead In U.S. Pave Hawk Helicopter Crash

Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 10:52:06-04

BAGHDAD (NBC News) – An American Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq early Monday, killing at least one member of the U.S.-led coalition and injuring multiple others, U.S. officials said.

There were no immediate indications that enemy fire was involved in the crash, which happened at approximately 1 a.m. local time (8 p.m. ET Sunday).

“All personnel were recovered … and three were evacuated for further treatment,” the joint Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. “The aircraft was conducting a partnered counterterrorism mission.”

An investigation was launched into the cause of the incident, it added.