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Copter Crash Kills GI

May 22, 1986|From Times Wire Services

LAS VEGAS — A highly sophisticated Air Force helicopter carrying Army Rangers on a joint training mission crashed and burned on the Nellis Air Force Base range before dawn Wednesday, killing one soldier and injuring 21 other people on board.

Fourteen of the injured were treated at the base hospital and released. Seven others were admitted for treatment, primarily for broken bones, a spokesman said. The dead soldier was not identified.

It is the third crash involving the 38-passenger HH-53H Super Jolly, leaving the Air Force with only seven of the craft.

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