Report: Missile or rocket hits UK chopper in Iraq

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 6, 2006 14:51

A British military helicopter crashed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, and a crowd of locals cheered and threw stones at British forces who raced to the scene to close off the area. Police Capt. Mushtaq Khazim said the helicopter crashed into a two-story house in a residential area of the city, apparently after being hit by a missile or a rocket. He said the four-member crew had died but that no Iraqis were hurt on the ground.


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