U.S. Army helicopter with four aboard crashes over weekend in New Mexico

AUSTIN, Texas Mon May 5, 2014 11:33am EDT

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Army helicopter with four people aboard crashed over the weekend during a training exercise near Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, a military official said on Monday.

There was no information immediately available on the status of the four aboard the CH-47 Chinook helicopter that crashed on Saturday in Orogrande, New Mexico, about 45 miles northeast of Fort Bliss, base spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lee Peters said.

Investigators were on the scene of the crash, he said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Steve Gorman and Chizu Nomiyama)

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Scoffee wrote:
The Crew Chief – Sgt. Dwight Burn was killed in the crash. He was one of our closest friends. He was the father to two beautiful little girls and his mother that love him dearly.
His friends and family are all devastated by this. He will forever be in our hearts. He was a man you couldn’t help but love him and respect him. He loved people and life; he lived every moment to its fullest! RIP ‘little brother’.
The other 3 crew members are alive, two were released from hospital and one is still being cared for.

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