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Two Special Operations Aviation Soldiers die in helicopter training accident


160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell, KY – Two Army Special Operations Aviation Soldiers died in a helicopter accident August 8th, 2011, on a live-fire range at Fort Benning, GA.

The aviators were assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Campbell, KY.

The servicemembers died after their AH-6M Little Bird helicopter crashed while conducting routine military training involving Rangers and other special operations personnel.

There were no other injuries reported.

Names are being withheld in accordance with Department of Defense policy concerning family notifications.

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is conducting an investigation into the cause of this accident.




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