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3 Killed in U.S. Copter Crash in Germany

A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Germany on Wednesday, killing all three people aboard, according to a spokesman for U.S. Army Europe.

The aircraft went down about 6:20 p.m. (1720GMT) Wednesday in woods near the A67 highway between Viernheim and Lorsch, south of Frankfurt, Hesse state police said.

The helicopter was a UH-60 Black Hawk, said U.S. Army Europe spokesman Bruce Anderson.

The Black Hawk is used for air assault and other military operations. It is normally designed to carry 11 combat-loaded troops.

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