August 12, 2004
Anbar helicopter crash kills two Marines
Two Marines were killed when a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter crash-landed in Iraq’s Anbar province, the military said Thursday.
Three other people were injured in the crash on Wednesday night, and evacuated to a military medical facility and treated for injuries.
The helicopter was flying into Anbar province, a volatile, Sunni-dominated region west of Baghdad “in support of security and stabilization operations,” when it crashed, the military said in a statement.
The military said that no enemy fire was observed at the time of the crash, and it was investigating the incident.