Helicopter crashes in southern Iraq, 7 killed

Cause remains unknown

Helicopter crashes in southern Iraq, 7 killed

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Iraqi attack helicopter crashed in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing seven people on board, according to Iraq’s Defense Ministry.

The M17 helicopter was on a training mission when it crashed in Al-Shorjh area in Wasit province, the ministry said in a statement.

Army 1st Lt. Hakim al-Assadi said two pilots and five military personnel were killed in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains unknown, but al-Assadi suggested that a technical failure might be behind the incident.

Last year, a military helicopter crashed in Wasit province, killing two people.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Kasım 2017, 12:43