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One Killed, 14 Injured in Afghanistan Black Hawk Crash

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2004 – One Marine died and 14 others were injured today when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed Afghanistan's Khowst province.

A news release from Combined Forces Command Afghanistan said the injured servicemembers were taken to Forward Operating Base Salerno for treatment. Four had injuries serious enough to require further evacuation to the hospital at Bagram Air Field. The extent of their injuries is not yet known, the release said.

Officials said the helicopter was destroyed in the crash, but did not burn. Hostile fire was not involved, they added. Attack helicopters and Marines on the ground secured the crash site, the release said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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