Clipped From The Salina Journal
fHelicopter crash |kills 6 soldiers; cause unknown FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AP) - A ^.predawn helicopter crash during ^training exercises Saturday at this ^desert post killed six soldiers and injured one other, Army officials ^,said. The soldiers were aboard a UH-60 vBlacknawk helicopter when the air> craft went down at about 4 a.m. 14 miles northeast of Fort Irwin's main garrison, said Ma). John Wagstaffe. All the soldiers involved were from ;>'the First Cavalry Division based in >Fort Hood, Texas, said Wagstaffe. ^They were at the base for a three- week training exercise. Wagstaffe said no other aircraft f-"was involved in the crash, whose cause was being investigated. The '^identities of the victims were not 4mmediately available.