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DATE: November 25, 2015 12:00:37 PM CST

UPDATE: UH-60L aircraft crashed on northeast Fort Hood range

UPDATE: November 24, 2015, 2:47:00 PM CST

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement:

"It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60L helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is under investigation and the names of the deceased will be released after the families have been notified. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the Families and friends of the Soldiers involved in yesterday's crash."


DATE: November 24, 2015 12:18:57 AM CST

FORT HOOD, Texas - A UH-60L helicopter aircraft with four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Nov. 23 in the northeast portion on the Fort Hood Range.

After an extensive search, emergency crews located the scene of the incident and are reporting the four crew members found deceased.

The crew was assigned to Division West, First Army. They were on a routine training mission at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. A board will be assigned to investigate the incident.

The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin notification.

As more information becomes available, it will be released here on the Fort Hood Press Center.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
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