USAF reviews Black Hawk shootdown

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ALL ADMINISTRATIVE and personnel actions taken in the wake of the 14 April, 1994 shooting down of two US Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters over northern Iraq will be reviewed by Gen. Ronald Fogleman, the US Air Force's chief of staff.

Twenty-six people were killed in the "friendly-fire" incident, which involved two USAF F-15 fighters and an E-3B Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

In June, the head of the AWACS crew was acquitted of wrongdoing in court-martial proceedings. Five others received letters of reprimand, and two general officers were admonished for their roles in the accident.