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Tragic Fatal Black Hawks Accident at Wright Army Airfield, Georgia

April 03, 2022

FORT STEWART, GEORGIA - According to an accident news article published on, a soldier from the 3rd Infantry Division's combat aviation brigade was tragically killed in an exercise at Wright Army Airfield, Georgia, Army officials reported.*

According to Lieutenant Colonel Lindsey Elder's press release, the tragic, fatal helicopter crash involved two UH-60 Black Hawks.  Lieutenant Colonel Elder also stated that the airfield was shut down until further notice.

Lieutenant Colonel Elder stated to the Army Times that Army Criminal Investigative Division investigators and the Army Combat Readiness Center are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.  The report did not state if the Black Hawk helicopters were in flight or not at the time of the crash.  Elder also stated that the division would provide additional information as the investigation produces more information.  The deceased soldier's name has not been released at this time.  

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