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Helicopter crashes on Fort Benning, two aviators killed

FORT BENNING, GA (WXTX) – Public affairs officials confirm two Special Operations Aviation soldiers died in a helicopter training accident at Fort Benning.

The accident happened Monday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. on a live-fire range at Fort Benning.

We are told the aviators were assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

They died after their AH-6M Little Bird helicopter crashed while conducting routine military training involving Rangers and other special operations personnel.

No other injuries have been reported.

The victims' names are being withheld until the next of kin has been notified of their deaths.

The accident remains under investigation by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

Fort Benning public affairs sent a press release earlier this week about a military exercise that will be taking place on post with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

During that exercise they advise there will be low flying aircrafts -- including helicopters -- and the use of training ammunition.

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