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    Update: UH-60 aircraft crashed on northeast Fort Hood range



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    Fort Hood Public Affairs Office

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The model of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was inadvertently identified as an UH-60A. The correct model is an UH-60L.
    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement:

    "It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60A helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is under investigation and the names of the deceased will be released after the families have been notified. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the Families and friends of the Soldiers involved in yesterday's crash."
    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. The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin notification.

    As more information becomes available, it will be released on the Fort Hood Press Center.



    Date Taken: 11.23.2015
    Date Posted: 11.24.2015 01:30
    Story ID: 182708
    Location: FORT HOOD, TX, US 

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