Soldier at Georgia's Fort Stewart killed in incident involving 2 helicopters, Army says

Incident happened 2 a.m. Wednesday at airfield on Fort Stewart

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A soldier was killed early Wednesday at Fort Stewart in Georgia during an incident involving two helicopters, the U.S. Army says. 

The death occurred around 2 a.m. at the Wright Army Airfield on Fort Stewart. Spokeswoman Lt. Col. Lindsay Elder said two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were involved, but didn't say if one or both had crashed. 

Pilots assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, conduct preflight checks in their HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Wright Army Airfield, Georgia, Jan. 7.

Pilots assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, conduct preflight checks in their HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Wright Army Airfield, Georgia, Jan. 7. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andrew McNeil, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division)

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Elder said she was not aware of any other soldiers being injured. Elder declined to release more information, citing an investigation by the Army.

The name of the soldier killed was not immediately released pending notification of relatives. The soldier was assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which is based at Fort Stewart southwest of Savannah.

FILE - Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade prepare to land on flight strip 2 to perform sling load operations with students assigned to the DeGlopper Air Assault School, XVIII Airborne Corps on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 20.

FILE - Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade prepare to land on flight strip 2 to perform sling load operations with students assigned to the DeGlopper Air Assault School, XVIII Airborne Corps on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 20. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Steven Galimore)

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The Army has closed Wright Army Airfield until further notice to investigate the deadly crash.

Soldier at Georgia's Fort Stewart killed in incident involving 2 helicopters, Army says

Soldier at Georgia's Fort Stewart killed in incident involving 2 helicopters, Army says (Army Photo)

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The airfield is used by both the public and military personnel at Fort Stewart, according to its website

The Associated Press contributed to this report.