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1st Possible US Casualties Reported.  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1177 times:

It looks like Iraq may have gotten an Apache helicopter over the Kuwaiti border.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1155 times:

Source is NBC News.

Iraqi information reported a helicopter down a couple of hours ago.



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User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1149 times:

Dammit!
It's to be expected, I guess, but that doesn't make it any easier to hear.
Sincere condolences.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8339 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1140 times:

Coming from the Iraqis.... I don't take much stock in it. Wait till the pentagon confirms it before we get all worried.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1134 times:

Actually I didn't post it untill NBC reported that an inside source in the pentagon confirmed.


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1117 times:

Damn!

Grr.

However, this does not mean that anyone died! Let's hope not.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1112 times:

NBC just annouced that crew is safe.

Not sure how much stock I want to put in this early report.

This sucks, I wonder who's helicopter it was. I was in an Apache unit when I was in the service.




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User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1088 times:

Sorry L-188, I automatically assumed the worst. My fingers are crossed for those guys.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1079 times:

NBC is saying that the helicopter reported taking gunfire, Made a hard landing avoiding it which knocked it off the radio, that is where thre reports of it being downed.

Apparently it got off the ground again, and made it back to base under power.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1076 times:

So did I Toady.

Having somebody report taking fire and then drop off the radio does not speak well to their safety.



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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1076 times:

CH-53 Pave Low reported elsewhere.... no casualties.


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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1042 times:

I'm no Patton, but that f*%^&ing near-full moon can't help the situation. On some of those live shots from Baghdad I thought it was an early evening it was so bright.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1019 times:

No it isn't ideal, but that couldn't be helped


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User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 947 times:

The reports we have is that 3 helos are down with casualties on the last one, dont' think they were shot down though.

Fox is also reporting 1 marine killed in action.




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 943 times:

Right,

You have the MH-53 that everybody made it out of.

Then you had that AH-64 that reported taking enemy fire then went off the air. Reported later that it had a "Hard Landing" but flew back to base under it's own power. My theory is that they went low to get under the shooting and kicked up a duststorm or brownout. Which caused them to lose contact with the ground and hit rising terrain. Pure speculation on my part but a brownout cause the first deaths for US forces in Afghanistan when an hovering Air Guard Blackhawk lost visibility and flipped killing two guys in the back.

Then you have this CH-46 that crashed with 16, 4 Yanks, 12 Brits 9 miles inside the Kuwaiti border. That one, might be interesting if a full report on the accident is done, The Sea Knight has a pretty checker history of late, mostly relating to the age of the airframe. Forces Canada has replaced theirs (finally!) named Labador with the EH-101 Comorant. The Osprey Tilt rotor is supposed to be the replacement in US service.

I hope that these are the only crashes but I doubt that will be the case unfortunately.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Yahoo is reporting that a Marine has been killed during combat Friday.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=540&ncid=716&e=1&u=/ap/20030321/ap_on_re_mi_ea/war_us_military



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 902 times:

It is confirmed that the 4 US crewmen and 8 Royal Marines of 40 Commando were killed when the USMC CH-46 crashed in sandstorm conditions.
The chopper was returning the troops from a mission apparently.


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