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82nd Aviation Brigade suffers fatality in helicopter training at Ft. Bliss

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Sgt. Dwight Burn, 27, of Barstow, Calif., was killed in a high-altitude helicopter training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, sometime after 8 p.m. local time. Sgt. Burn was the flight's crew chief.

Two pilots and one other crew member suffered injuries; all required hospitalization but are expected to recover.

Names of the injured have not been disclosed.

While the Army released information that a crash occurred Saturday night near Orogrande, N.M., there was no further information until last night.

Orogrande is in the far north region of the Fort Bliss Army post that spreads from Texas into New Mexico, with El Paso as its headquarters.

All four soldiers are members of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bragg, N.C.

The CH-47 Chinook helicopter belonged to Fort Bragg as well.

The accident is under investigation by the U.S. Army Readiness/Safety Center in Fort Rucker, Ala., as well as investigators of the 82nd Aviation Brigade.

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