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6th US Service Member Dies After Helicopter Crash in Italy


A sixth U.S. service member has died after Thursday's crash of an American military helicopter in northern Italy.

Officials said Friday that the serviceman died in a hospital overnight.

A U.S. army Blackhawk helicopter, carrying 11 people, crashed in a field outside the city of Treviso after taking off from the U.S. Air Force base at Aviano on a training flight.

Officials say they pulled four bodies from the charred aircraft. Seven servicemen were injured and two later died.

The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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