A U.S. military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq and there are "likely fatalities," according to officials. It happened near the border with Syria. It wasn't clear Thursday evening why the helicopter crashed. People in the Defense Department said there were seven people on the helicopter and that it was not on a combat mission. The officials said it doesn't look as though hostile fire brought the aircraft down, but they still need to figure out what happened. Military leaders in Iraq said a crew will start an investigation. Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN . Trending stories at Newsy.com At Least 4 Dead In Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Report: Trump To Propose Death Penalty For Drug Traffickers Sen. Jeff Flake Says Republicans 'Might Not Deserve To Lead'
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Pentagon says all seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed.
The Pentagon says in a statement Friday that the crash does not appear to be the result of enemy activity and is under investigation.
The U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The helicopter is used by the Air Force for combat search and rescue, and was in transit from one location to another when it went down Thursday afternoon near the town of Qaim in Anbar Province
The Pentagon said an accompanying U.S. helicopter immediately reported the crash and a quick-reaction force comprised of Iraqi security forces and Coalition members secured the scene.