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Army names crew killed in helicopter crash

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Army has identified the five-member crew killed in the crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan.

The crew was flying a training mission March 11 in Kandahar using night-vision goggles. Army Maj. Gen. Robert A. Abrams has said no enemy attacks were reported.

The five crew members trained at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, which falls under the command of Fort Stewart, Ga. They were identified as: Staff Sgt. Steven P. Blass of Estherville, Iowa; Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Henderson of Franklin, La.; Capt. Sara M. Knutson of Eldersburg, Md.; Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo of Naples, Fla.; and Spc. Zachary L. Shannon of Dunedin, Fla.

A ceremony is planned at Fort Stewart in April to honor the soldiers.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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