2 soldiers killed in Ga. Army helicopter crash

August 9, 2011 - 5:14 PM

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — Two Army aviators from a special operations unit are dead after their helicopter crashed during a training exercise at Fort Benning in west Georgia.

Army spokeswoman Carol Darby says no one else was injured in the crash Monday afternoon. It happened on a range where Army Rangers and other special operations troops are conducting training exercises this week.

Darby said Tuesday the cause of the crash of the AH-6M Little Bird helicopter is being investigated.

The aviators killed were part of a battalion of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Army has not released their names.