2 US Choppers Crash in Iraq, Killing 4 Troops

Disaster 'does not appear to be by enemy action'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 26, 2009 6:18 AM CST
A US Army Blackhawk helicopter flies over a rural area of the Diyala province in this Wednesday, June, 25, 2008 file photo.    (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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(Newser) – Two US helicopters crashed today in northern Iraq, killing four American troops, the military said. The military said the crash happened at about 2:15am local time and it "does not appear to be by enemy action." Iraqi officials said the crash site was located about 180 miles north of Baghdad. All the dead were Americans, said a US military rep.