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4 Killed, Two Injured After Military Helicopters Crash Near Joint Base Lewis-McChord

UPDATE:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A Joint Base Lewis-McChord spokesman says two helicopters have crashed on the base, killing four soldiers and injuring two.

Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield tells The Seattle Times the aircraft crashed Monday night in the aviation training area of the base near Tacoma, Wash.

Dangerfield says the crash involved two OH-58 Kiowa choppers.

We will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

Previous Coverage:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Base personnel at a Washington military base are investigating unconfirmed reports of a military helicopter crash.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord spokesman Joe Piek (peak) says the base dispatched searchers late Monday night to a base training area. But Piek says, "Right now all we have are unconfirmed reports of a helicopter crash."

The base is located near Tacoma, Wash.

      
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