Details of Fort Hood helicopter crash emerge

An Army newsletter is outlining details of a helicopter crash on Fort Hood last November.

FORT HOOD - Details are emerging from a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Fort Hood last November, even though the Army's report hasn't yet been released.

That crash, which killed four Army aviators, happened during what was supposed to be a routine training exercise.

But the newsletter "Flightfax" from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center appears to reference the crash.  It outlines a UH 60 chopper, like the one that crashed, hitting a tree in conditions similar to what we already know from the crash.  

The timeline matches up, too.

Flightfax appears to partially blame pilot error, too.  It suggests the instructor pilot banked the Black Hawk at 87 degrees.

And, at only 200 feet above the ground, Flightfax says that's more than the aircraft could handle.

Investigators at Fort Rucker are still writing the official report and there's no word when it'll be released.


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