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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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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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December 9, 1988
A U.S. military helicopter participating in maneuvers crashed in northern Honduras, killing all five Americans aboard, U.S. Embassy spokesman Charles Barclay said. The CH-47 Chinook was based at Palmerola Air Base north of Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. Barclay said that names of the victims will not be made public until their relatives are notified. He added that the Chinook was flying a supply mission and taking part in joint Honduran-U.S. military exercises. U.S.
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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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September 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
A bolt of lightning downed a helicopter during U.S.-Honduran military maneuvers, killing four Honduran soldiers and injuring three others, the government said Saturday. Military sources said the accident occurred Friday night during a heavy thunderstorm near the small village of San Antonio de Majada, 180 miles northeast of Tegucigalpa. The source said the chopper was returning to the air base at San Pedro Sula, 120 miles north of Tegucigalpa.
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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 22, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
A U.S. military helicopter crashed Monday in Honduras about 35 miles from the Nicaraguan border during special exercises with Honduran forces, injuring 10 soldiers believed to be from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, the Pentagon reported. All 10 servicemen who went down with the helicopter were being treated for minor injuries in Honduras and were in "good to excellent condition," Capt. Nancy LaLuntas, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said.
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September 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
A bolt of lightning downed a helicopter during U.S.-Honduran military maneuvers, killing four Honduran soldiers and injuring three others, the government said Saturday. Military sources said the accident occurred Friday night during a heavy thunderstorm near the small village of San Antonio de Majada, 180 miles northeast of Tegucigalpa. The source said the chopper was returning to the air base at San Pedro Sula, 120 miles north of Tegucigalpa.
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December 9, 1988
A U.S. military helicopter participating in maneuvers crashed in northern Honduras, killing all five Americans aboard, U.S. Embassy spokesman Charles Barclay said. The CH-47 Chinook was based at Palmerola Air Base north of Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. Barclay said that names of the victims will not be made public until their relatives are notified. He added that the Chinook was flying a supply mission and taking part in joint Honduran-U.S. military exercises. U.S.
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March 22, 1988 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
A U.S. military helicopter crashed Monday in Honduras about 35 miles from the Nicaraguan border during special exercises with Honduran forces, injuring 10 soldiers believed to be from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, the Pentagon reported. All 10 servicemen who went down with the helicopter were being treated for minor injuries in Honduras and were in "good to excellent condition," Capt. Nancy LaLuntas, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said.
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