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UPDATE: Private memorial service set for soldier killed in crash at HAAF

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Update 8:00 a.m 1/21/14

A private memorial service has been set for today for 31-year-old Captain Clayton Carpenter.

Cpt. Carpenter was killed on Wednesday when the Blackhawk helicopter he was in made a "hard landing" during a training exercise at Hunter Army Airfield.

He is survived by his parents Paul and Colette Carpenter of Cortland Manor, NY. His funeral is set for Saturday in New York.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Update 4:30 p.m. 1/17/14

The military has identified the victim as Capt. Clayton Carpenter.

Carpenter, 31, was a native of Brooklyn, NY and a 2005 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

He served as a Special Operations Helicopter Platoon Leader.

He is survived by his parents Paul and Colette Carpenter of Cortland Manor, NY.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

 

UPDATE:

One person has died, two others are injured in the "hard landing" of a Blackhawk helicopter at Hunter Army Airfield last night.  We do not know if it was the pilot or a crew member that was killed.  There were three people onboard the aircraft.  Major Allen Hill says there was no known mechanical issue during the flight.

UPDATE:

Congressman Jack Kingston has released a statement regarding the "hard landing" at Hunter Army Airfield late Wednesday.

Kingston says:
"My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the incident at Hunter Army Airfield last night.   We recognize all servicemen and women that put their lives at risk every day in the name of freedom. Our gratitude cannot be measured."

WSAV continues to follow this story.  We will bring you any new information as it becomes available.

UPDATE:

The Public Affairs office out of Hunter Army Airfield tells WSAV that a helicopter with the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment out of Fort Campbell, or Night Stalkers, made a "hard" landing late Wednesday night during a routine training exercise.

Information is limited as officials say the team's operations are often classified. Reports of any injuries are unavailable at this time.

We will bring you any new information as it becomes available.

Original:

An airfield official confirms a "hard" helicopter landing at the base just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

News 3 is told that emergency responders were called out to the scene. No further details were offered. We're following the story and will have more information on the incident as it becomes available. 


 


 


 

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