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1 killed in Army helicopter's 'hard landing'

Georgia

'Hard landing' in army copter leaves 1 dead

A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday. The MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it made a "hard landing" just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in coastal Georgia, said Army Maj. Allen Hill.

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Times wires

1 killed in Army helicopter's 'hard landing' 01/16/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:29pm]

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