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British Probe Confirms Lynx Was Shot Down in 2006

By James T. McKenna | April 30, 2007

A British AgustaWestland Lynx that crashed a year ago in southern Iraq was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, the BBC reports. The news service cited the results of a British investigation into the May 6, 2006 crash in Basra. The crash of the aircraft, assigned to the Royal Navy’s 847 Naval Air Sqdn., killed five military personnel, including the first British servicewoman to die in action in Iraq. For related news

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