- A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on a medical evacuation mission has crashed, killing seven soldiers, the deadliest non-combat air accident of Operation Desert Storm.

- Iraq fired two Scud missiles into north-central Saudi Arabia on Thursday and three in the direction of Bahrain before dawn Friday. All the missiles were intercepted by U.S. Patriot missiles.- Saddam Hussein would have to leave a lot of war materiel behind in any withdrawal from Kuwait, U.S. military officials say. A2

- An EF-111A Raven - a non-combat plane - may be credited with the first air kill of the war. A3

- Four Salt Lake high schools close ranks to lift morale of gulf troops. C3