March 9, 1996 in Nation/World

Army Helicopter Crashes In Blizzard

Compiled From Wire Services
 

An Army transport helicopter crashed in a blizzard Thursday, killing all five members of a Special Forces unit.

The names of the dead were not immediately released because their families had not been notified. Their remains were still in the debris Friday.

All five victims were members of the 160th Special Operations Air Regiment, said Lt. Col. Ken McGraw, public affairs officer for the Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.


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