Report: Marines Now Believe CH-46 Was Shot Down

By James T. McKenna | February 13, 2007
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The U.S. Marine Corps now believes a Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight that crashed in Iraq Feb. 7, killing all seven on board, was most likely shot down by insurgents, CNN reports.  Quoting a senior officer, the news network said the Marines changed their minds about the downing's cause being mechanical after reviewing a "very convincing" video posted on the Web by insurgents. The video shows the twin-rotor helicopter being struck by a projectile. Marines dispatched to the crash site destroyed the rest of the helicopter so insurgents would not be able to get their hands on it.  For related news


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