Late Monday afternoon, four soldiers at Fort Hood Army Base were killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a routine training mission. 

According to a release from Fort Hood's press center, the crash took place in the northeast portion on the Fort Hood Range.  Fort Hood encompasses 340 square miles near Killeen, Texas.  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.

The cause of the crash has not been determined. 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.

Earlier on Monday, two aviators perished in the crash of an AH-64 Apache helicopter in South Korea.


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