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BAGHDAD, Iraq, AP – A Black Hawk helicopter believed to be carrying 12 people has crashed in northern Iraq, and all aboard were killed, the U.S. military said Sunday.

The helicopter crashed just before midnight Saturday about seven miles east of Tal Afar, the military said. Records indicated it was carrying eight passengers and a crew of four, the military said.

The UH-60 Black Hawk was part of a two-helicopter team moving between bases when communications were lost, it said.

A search and rescue operation was launched and the aircraft was found about noon Sunday, it added.

The names of those aboard weren’t released pending notification of relatives.