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Black Hawk crashes after striking tower guy wire

On Nov. 30 an Army Black Hawk helicopter carrying a general and six other soldiers crashed, killing all onboard after striking a guy wire attached to KXXV-TV’s 1700ft broadcast tower in central Texas.

The accident happened at about 6:45 a.m. as the helicopter flew low in a dense fog from Ft. Hood to the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, which straddles the Texas-Arkansas state line.

A statement posted on the station’s Web site said the tower lights failed last week during severe weather and that the station had notified the Federal Aviation Administration of the outage.

For more information, visit www.kxxv.com.

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