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News: Task Force Marne pilots rescued from downed helicopter

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BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An AH-64 Apache helicopter rescued two Task Force Marne pilots after heavy machine-gun fire brought down their OH-58D Kiowa Attack helicopter south of Baghdad today.

The OH-58 pilots received minor injuries in the early morning attack. An Air Force Thunderbolt II destroyed the downed helicopter with two 500-pound laser-guided bombs.

The incident is under investigation.

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Date Taken:07.02.2007

Date Posted:07.02.2007 17:55

Location:BAGHDAD, IQGlobe

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