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American Soldiers Killed in Honduras Helicopter Crash - 2002-12-12


U.S. defense officials say five American soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in Honduras.

Officials said Thursday, the troops were aboard an army Black Hawk helicopter that went down late Wednesday near Santa Cruz.

Military officials say the troops were returning to the Soto Cano Air Force Base in central Honduras after a routine training exercise.

Authorities have not said what may have caused the crash. Bad weather had been reported over the last few days.

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