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    Re: Two Army helicopters crash at JBLM, four aviators killed

    Extremely unfortunate, and puzzling that there were four occupants. The Kiowa is not very crashworthy at all.
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    Re: Two Army helicopters crash at JBLM, four aviators killed

    OMG, I completely misread the article..... Two helicopters.
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    Re: Two Army helicopters crash at JBLM, four aviators killed

    Wonder why the URL says 6 dead 2 injured.
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