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Helicopter Pilot Killed FORT IRWIN, Calif. (UPI) — An Army pilot was killed and three crewmen were injured in the crash of two helicopters during a training mission at the rain-swept National Training Center, officials said. The Army said Tuesday it was investigating the cause of the crash, which occurred in heavy drizzle over the northwest section section of Fort Irwin, about 35 miles north of Barstow. Chief Warrant Officer Theordore Euson, 27, of Wheaton, 111., was killed when the OH-58 Kiowa observation helicopter he was piloting collided collided with a second chopper, Sgt. Armando Carrasco said. Euson's co-pilot, Capt. Robert Bass, 27, suffered a fractured leg, arm and facial cuts when the two helicopters plummeted to the ground, Carrasco said. The occupants of the other copter, Capt. Robert Maiberger, 27, and Chief Warrant Officer Christo Sedor, 32, also suffered broken bones in the collision.