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Military officials to release names of soldiers involved in 'hard landing'

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Military officials are expected to release the name of a Night Stalker who died during a late night training exercise in a Blackhawk helicopter that also injured two others Wednesday night. 

Officials say the investigation into what happened could take up to nine months to complete.

The incident happened at 11:24 p.m. when a 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment MH-60 Blackhawk tried landing during routine training at Hunter Army Airfield, according to a news release from Fort Campbell. 

A spokesman for the unit said the two hospitalized soldiers are expected to recover and are in good condition at Fort Stewart's Winn Army Hospital.

The family of the Night Stalker killed has been notified, and his name is expected to be released Friday afternoon. 

The incident is currently being investigated by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center. 

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