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Local Airman killed in Iraq Helicopter crash

Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 10:00:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - One of the seven service members on a U.S. military helicopter that crashed in Western Iraq was from Tallahassee. 

Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, was also a Sales Associate for TLG Real Estate Services in Tallahassee. 

His family and friends were devastated to hear of his sudden passing as well as the whole Tallahassee community.

The cause of the crash has not been discovered and publicly disclosed.


(RNN) - The Pentagon confirmed Friday that all seven service member on a U.S. military helicopter that crashed in Western Iraq had been killed.

The cause has not been discovered and publicly disclosed. Officials told CNN early indications did not suggest it came down under fire, as a helicopter flying alongside at the time it went down reported seeing no sign of hostiles shooting at it.

CNNreported seven crew members were on board for a noncombat mission. The aircraft was a HH-60 Black Hawk variant.

Rescue teams were on the scene within an hour of the accident.

The crash occurred near the border with Syria, near the town of Al Qaim. It lies near the edge of a portion of northeastern Syria largely controlled by a U.S.-backed coalition fighting ISIS.

The town is about two and a half hours from Deir Ezzor, a Syrian city where U.S. forces last month carried out airstrikes on Syrian pro-government forces.

The military in that instance said the strikes were intended to repel the forces from moving on area controlled by the coalition. 

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