BLACK HAWK SHOT DOWN 21:02 2 Apr 2003

A US Black Hawk has been shot down near Karbala. 7 dead, 4 wounded and rescued. MSNBC keeps talking about the 3rd Infantry fighting around there, but a Blackhawk probably belongs to the 101st, also in the area. Helicopters are very vulnerable to small-arms fire because they fly so low and relatively slowly. This appears to be the first chopper shot down.