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1 Dead, 3 Injured In Ft. Bragg Chopper Crash

One solider has died and three others were injured when their helicopter crashed during weekend training exercises from a West Texas post.

Sgt. Dwight Burn died when the CH-47 Chinook he was in crashed Saturday night near Orogrande, New Mexico. Another crewmember and two pilots were injured.

All four soldiers are with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The soldiers were conducting high-altitude mountainous environment training out of Fort Bliss in El Paso.

Fort Bliss spokesman Lt. Col. Lee Peters said Monday nobody on the ground was hurt.

The 27-year-old Burn was from Barstow, California.

Two of the injured soldiers were expected to be released, while the other will remain hospitalized.

An investigation of the crash could take up to six months to complete.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



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A military helicopter from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has crashed during weekend training exercises at a West Texas post.

An official with Fort Bliss in El Paso says the CH-47 Chinook crashed Saturday night in a training area near Orogrande, New Mexico, with two pilots and two crewmembers on board. Lt. Col. Lee Peters on Sunday declined to say whether anyone was hurt in the accident involving a chopper from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

Peters says nobody on the ground was hurt. The helicopter crashed during high-altitude and mountainous training.

Messages left Monday with Fort Bliss and Fort Bragg public affairs officials were not immediately returned.

Experts from the U.S Army Combat Readiness Center from Fort Rucker, Alabama, will investigate the accident.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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