All Four Soldiers In Chopper Crash Confirmed Dead

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.



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The Army has found the fourth soldier who was aboard a helicopter that crashed on Colorado's second-highest mountain, but officials didn't say if he is alive or injured.

Two other soldiers were killed and a third was injured when the Special Operations Black Hawk crashed Wednesday near the summit of 14,421-foot Mount Massive, investigators said.

The fourth soldier was initially reported missing, but the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., said Thursday he had been found.

Special Operations spokesman Lt. Col. John Clearwater says all four people on the helicopter were male soldiers. 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.



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Rescue teams right now are looking for a person missing after a helicopter assigned to Fort Bragg crashed in Colorado.

Two people are confirmed dead and another is injured, while the fourth is missing. Officials say the black hawk helicopter was training when it hit near the top of Mount Massive, Colorado's second highest mountain.

Fort Bragg says the helicopter was assigned to the 160Th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and was conducting routine training.


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