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US Soldier Killed in Army Helicopter Hard Landing at Hunter Army Airfield

A hard landing involving an MH-60 Black Hawk chopper attached to an elite Army helicopter unit, occurred at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga.

The helicopter crew belongs to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which trains to fly helicopters behind enemy lines under cover of darkness. The unit is also known asthe Night Stalkers, with a battalion based in Savannah.

Thursday’s crash is the third fatal incident involving a U.S. military helicopter.

Three US sailors died Jan. 8, 2014 after their Navy Sea Dragon chopper went down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.

A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England, killing all four crew members aboard — also on January 8, 2014.


MH-60 Blackhawk: Special Operations Capabilities Demo.