Apache Crew's Bodies Recovered; Officials Report on Operations
merican Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2006 - Military officials in Iraq today confirmed the death of two helicopter pilots from Multinational Division Baghdad whose AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter crashed southwest of Baghdad yesterday, and provided details on recent operations.
The Apache crew's remains were recovered following aircraft recovery operations at the crash site, officials said.
The crew was conducting a combat air patrol when the helicopter went down "due to possible hostile fire" west of Yousifiyah, officials reported. The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.