Iraq says plane went down in Kirkuk

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  • Iraq says one of its planes went down in Kirkuk and the crew was killed
  • ISIS said its troops shot down an Iraqi plane with artillery

(CNN)An Iraqi military aircraft was downed in northeastern Kirkuk and all crew members were killed, Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement Wednesday.

ISIS issued its own statement saying it shot down an Iraqi military plane with a 57mm artillery gun in Huwaija, in southeastern Kirkuk province.
    All five crew members on the plane were killed, ISIS said.
    The ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency said the aircraft was a Cessna Caravan and posted a still picture purporting to show the downed plane.
    A CNN military analyst, retired Col. Cedric Leighton, said the photo also appears to show an AGM-114 Hellfire missile and that the plane wreckage shows markings consistent with the Iraqi military.
    The Cessna Caravan is a training plane the Iraqi government has modified to become bombers.
    Iraq said it's launched an investigation into the incident.