A US helicopter has crashed in Iraq, after coming under small arms fire, the US military has said.
The US uses the OH-58 Kiowa for surveillance missions
Two helicopters were conducting operations near Baquba, 60km (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
Both were hit; one crashed and the other managed to land safely at a nearby airbase. Two soldiers died in the crash, the US military said.
The American military has secured the scene of the crash, US Central Command said in a statement.
The Pentagon said that it was an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter, a one-engined two-seater craft, which had been shot down.