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Soldier From Brooklyn Killed In Georgia Helicopter Crash

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Helicopter (file / credit: clipart.com)

Helicopter (file / credit: clipart.com)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Army soldier from Brooklyn was killed in a helicopter crash at a Georgia airfield earlier this week.

The Army identified the crash victim as 31-year-old Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter.

The Army Special Operations Command said Carpenter, a special operations helicopter platoon leader, died late Wednesday at the end of a training flight at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga.

He was aboard an MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that slammed into the ground while landing.

Two other crew members were injured. A spokesman for the unit said both are expected to make full recoveries.

All were members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which flies helicopters behind enemy lines under cover of darkness.

The Army said it is investigating what caused the helicopter to crash.

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