2 US Pilots Die in Iraq Chopper Crash
'Hard landing' north of Baghdad yesterday
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 4:00 AM CST
An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter flying in to land at the101st Airborne Division helicopter pad in Mosul, Iraq, in this Aug. 31, 2003 file photo.   (AP Photo/U.S. Army, Pvt. Daniel D Meacham, File)
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(Newser) – A chopper's "hard landing" in Salahuddin province north of Baghdad took the lives of two US pilots yesterday, bringing the total count of Americans killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003 to at least 4,361. The military released no further details about the crash, but said the incident is under investigation.