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U.S. helicopter down in S. Korea

Air and Space Accidents
South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- A U.S. soldier died and a second was wounded when a military helicopter crashed on Saturday while conducting a training exercise in South Korea, officials said.

The Apache helicopter, used by the 2nd Infantry Division, went down in a training area at about 11:20 a.m. local time (9:20 p.m. Friday ET), U.S. military officials said.

Only two people were on the helicopter. The wounded soldier was being treated at a nearby hospital, authorities said.

Training exercises were suspended while an investigation was conducted into the cause of the crash, military officials said. The name of the soldier who died was not released.

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