Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Four dead in Fort Hood chopper crash

U.S. Army officials say four people died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 helicopter aircraft crashed on Monday in the sprawling Texas military post.

"A UH-60 helicopter aircraft with four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Nov. 23 in the northeast portion on the Fort Hood Range.

"After an extensive search, emergency crews located the scene of the incident and are reporting the four crew members found deceased.

"The crew was assigned to Division West, First Army. They were on a routine training mission at the time of the crash.

"The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. A board will be assigned to investigate the incident.

"Names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin notification," Fort Hood officials said in a statement.

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