According to the resource, the helicopter Mi-17 crashed on Sunday morning in the province of Wasit to the east of the Kut air base in the central part of the country.
“The crew and 5 officers aboard the helicopter died,” the Iraqi Air Force press service said in a Facebook report.
As noted by Reuters, in turn, a technical malfunction could lead to the crash of a military helicopter.
The official version of the causes of the disaster has not yet been reported. Investigation is underway.
The Mi-17 helicopter, produced in Russia, is an export modification of the Mi-8 military transport aircraft. The contract for the supply of these machines to Iraq in the modification of the Mi-171Sh was signed in the 2007 year.