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U.S. military copter crash in Germany kills 3 crew members

From Per Nyberg, CNN
A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Germany on Wednesday, the U.S. Army said.
A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Germany on Wednesday, the U.S. Army said.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • U.S. military helicopter goes down, in German state of Hesse, U.S. Army says
  • Crash kills three crew members,U.S. Army says
  • Crash location is near a helicopter landing site in Mannheim, Germany
  • The cause of the crash was under investigation, he said
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Berlin, Germany (CNN) -- A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Germany on Wednesday, killing three crew members, U.S. Army public affairs specialist Bruce Anderson said.

A police officer in the German state of Hesse put the crash site near Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt, near a helicopter landing site in Mannheim.

Names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of relatives, Anderson said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, he said.

The state of Hesse is in west-central Germany.

 
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