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  Two US helicopters crash in Iraq
Updated 16 November 2003, 10.54
Two US helicopters have crashed in Iraq
Two US helicopters have crashed to the ground in Iraq, killing 17 coalition soldiers and injuring another five.

The helicopters - both UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to the 101st Airborne Division - crashed in the northern city of Mosul at about 6.30pm on Saturday.

Some reports say that one helicopter was on fire and flew into the other one but that's not been confirmed by US military officials.

Five US helicopters have crashed in recent weeks in Iraq killing 39.

A helicopter crashed on 7 November too
A helicopter crashed on 7 November too
A man living in Iraq said he looked outside the window and saw two helicopters.

He added: "One was flying low and was on fire. The other was higher up. The first one climbed and hit the higher one."

According to an unconfirmed report, the tail of one helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

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