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U.S. Helicopter Crashes in S. Korea; 1 Killed

From Associated Press

An American Army helicopter crashed Thursday night about eight miles east of Seoul, killing one U.S. soldier and injuring two others, U.S. military officials said today.

The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was on a routine night training mission when it crashed, the military said in a statement. It said the cause was under investigation.

The South Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo, quoting witnesses, said the aircraft went down when its blades hit a high-voltage power line.

The names of the dead and injured are expected to be released later in the day after their families have been notified, a military spokesman said.

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