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January 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four soldiers died in a helicopter crash in the San Bernardino County desert, authorities said. The soldiers were killed when their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed near Ft. Irwin, about 40 miles north of Barstow, an Army spokesman said. The soldiers, members of the mechanized 4th Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, from Ft. Riley, Kan., were participating in a routine training exercise. Names of the soldiers were withheld pending notification of their relatives.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Air Force helicopter crashed Thursday during a parachute training mission at Edwards Air Force Base, killing three of the five people aboard and injuring the two others, officials said. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. It was the second incident of its kind involving an Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter this year at the sprawling desert base about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A Huey search and rescue helicopter crashed on a night training mission Jan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1987 | Associated Press
The commanding officer of the U.S. Army National Training Center and four others were injured when a military helicopter crashed during a rainstorm on the sprawling Mojave Desert base, officials said Friday. Brig. Gen. Horace G. (Pete) Taylor was taken to Humana Hospital-Sunrise in Las Vegas, where he was listed in stable condition with a broken collarbone and broken ribs, base spokeswoman Jeanette Bryant said. The UH-1H "Huey" helicopter crashed Thursday at 9 p.m. during a storm.
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May 16, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The two dead and one missing crew members of a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed in the mountains of Honduras while on a medical evacuation mission were female members of the California National Guard, the Guard said Wednesday. An active Army man aboard the chopper was injured and evacuated to a hospital. Authorities said the cause of the crash is unknown and is under investigation by an Army team dispatched from Ft. Rucker, Ala.
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July 23, 1989 | KEVIN RODERICK and MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writers
Six soldiers were killed and one injured in an Army helicopter crash before daybreak Saturday in desert exercises at the huge Ft. Irwin training base near Barstow, Army spokesmen said. The victims, all from the 1st Cavalry Division based at Ft. Hood, Tex., would have completed three weeks of field exercises later Saturday. Maj. John Wagstaffe, an Army spokesman at Ft.
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July 17, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. helicopter en route to pick up an accidentally wounded U.S. military adviser crashed in bad weather near San Salvador, killing six Americans and injuring a seventh, the U.S. Embassy said Thursday. One of those killed in the crash was Air Force Lt. Col. James M. Basile, 43, of Cheshire, Conn., the deputy commander of the U.S. Military Group attached to the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, according to a Defense Department spokeswoman in Washington. A U.S.
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March 14, 1989 | JEAN DAVIDSON and GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writers
The pilot and crew of an Air Force helicopter that plunged into the Arizona desert near Tucson, killing all 15 aboard, were using night-vision goggles, but the goggles did not contribute to the crash, Air Force officials said Monday. The Air Force also denied eyewitness reports that the Vietnam-era CH-3E Jolly Green Giant copter was flying at a very low altitude at the time of the crash and explosion Sunday night. The aircraft, with four crew members, was transporting 11 Army personnel from Ft.
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May 16, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The two dead and one missing crew members of a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed in the mountains of Honduras while on a medical evacuation mission were female members of the California National Guard, the Guard said Wednesday. An active Army man aboard the chopper was injured and evacuated to a hospital. Authorities said the cause of the crash is unknown and is under investigation by an Army team dispatched from Ft. Rucker, Ala.
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March 10, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A team of investigators on Wednesday began examining the wreckage of two Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that collided during a night training mission, killing the 17 soldiers aboard, officials said. Maj. Randy Schoel said that everyone on the two ships died in the collision Tuesday night near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, about 12 miles from the center of Ft. Campbell. The helicopters reportedly were flying 90 m.p.h. at an altitude of about 250 feet.
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February 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Pilots of two Army helicopters that crashed at Ft. Ord on Wednesday night were on a training mission with night-vision goggles, an Army spokesman said Thursday. Capt. Michael D. Scotton, 28, of Laytonsville, Md., son of Peace Corps official David R. Scotton, was killed. Another soldier suffered multiple fractures and two others were released after treatment of minor injuries. Investigators from the Army Safety Center in Ft. Rucker, Ala.
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May 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. Army helicopter on a medical evacuation mission crashed into a mountain outside Tegucigalpa, killing two crewmen and injuring one, U.S. authorities said. A fourth crewman was reported missing. The U.S. Embassy withheld names of the victims and missing until families are notified. A joint U.S.-Honduran military rescue and investigation team combed the site of the accident about 50 miles north of the Honduran capital, near Comayagua, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.
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March 16, 1991
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February 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in a lake east of San Salvador shortly after taking off Monday, killing the five Army personnel aboard, officials said. The pilot of the UH-1H had reported mechanical trouble minutes before it went down in Lake Ilopango, at the edge of the capital, U.S. Embassy spokesman Jeff Brown said. A U.S.-Salvadoran search for the bodies was suspended at midafternoon. U.S.
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December 5, 1990 | Associated Press
A U.S. Army helicopter carrying seven people crashed and sank Tuesday in rough seas off the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said. The seven were rescued unharmed from a life raft.
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July 29, 1990 | From United Press International
Seven men were killed and 11 others injured in the crash of two military helicopters during separate training maneuvers, authorities said Saturday. An Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed Friday night during a training exercise in a densely wooded area of Ft. Chaffee, Ark., killing five of the 13 soldiers who were on board.
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April 11, 1990 | United Press International
A U.S. Army pilot guided his damaged helicopter to a safe landing at Ft. Sherman after hitting a tree, the U.S. Southern Command said Tuesday. The five crew members were not injured. The helicopter, a CH-47D Chinook on a routine training exercise, was approaching the landing strip Monday at the fort.
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July 24, 1989 | JENIFER WARREN and MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writers
As federal investigators began sifting through the wreckage of an Army helicopter that crashed here, killing six soldiers, base officials revealed Sunday that the accident occurred while the helicopter was directing three other aircraft in a mock attack. As temperatures soared to 105 degrees, a seven-member team of military aviation experts hunted for clues in the charred, mangled remains of the UH-60 Blackhawk.
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March 16, 1991
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January 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Military safety investigators are seeking clues to the cause of the crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter that killed its four-man crew. The Army identified those killed as Lt. Christopher Moss, 24, of Crown Point, Ind.; Chief Warrant Officer Bruce J. Marchetti, 30, of Simsbury, Conn.; Sgt. Kenneth R. Hall, 25, of St. Louis, and Pfc. Donald Mitchell, 19, of Crestline, Calif. The copter went down in a remote section of the Ft. Irwin Army base in the Mojave Desert, a base spokesman said.
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January 10, 1990 | Times Wire Services
Four soldiers died in a helicopter crash in the San Bernardino County desert, authorities said. The soldiers were killed when their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed near Ft. Irwin, about 40 miles north of Barstow, an Army spokesman said. The soldiers, members of the mechanized 4th Battalion, 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kan., were participating in a routine training exercise.
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