The Army Special Operations Command says that Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter of Brooklyn, N.Y., died late Wednesday at the end of a training flight at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah. He was aboard an MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that slammed into the ground while landing. The Army is investigating what went wrong.
Two crew members were injured. Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the unit, said Saturday both are expected to make full recoveries.
All were members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which flies helicopters behind enemy lines under cover of darkness. Based at Fort Campbell, Ky., the unit has a battalion in Savannah.
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