American military officials have agreed to release a classified cockpit video that caught the reactions of two US pilots to the friendly fire death of a British soldier.
The announcement from a coroner's spokesman comes after the video was leaked to the British newspaper The Sun.
In the tape, one American pilot can be heard saying, "I'm going to be sick," and then later, "We're in jail, dude."
Lance Corporal Matty Hull was killed near the start of the Iraq war while his tank was in combat outside Basra. On tape, the pilots of two US war jets can be heard trying to figure out whether the targets on the ground are coalition forces or insurgents.
An investigation by the US military did not result in a court martial.
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