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4 Soldiers Killed In Colorado Helicopter Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Army says four soldiers died after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Colorado's second-highest mountain.

The helicopter crashed Wednesday afternoon near the summit of 14,421-foot Mount Massive. The Army's Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., announced the deaths Thursday.

The Army initially said two were killed, one was injured and one was missing. The missing man was found later. It wasn't clear when he and the soldier who was reported injured had died.

Lt. Col. John Clearwater says all were males from Fort Campbell, Ky. Their names haven't been released.

The cause of the crash hasn't been released. The helicopter was on a training mission 85 miles southwest of Denver.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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