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Grieving Mother Calls Lewis-McChord Midair Helicopter Crash Preventable

Austin Jenkins
05/04/2012

Heartbreaking and preventable: that's how the mother of an Army helicopter pilot describes the midair crash that killed her son and three others last December. It happened during a nighttime training exercise at Washington's Joint Base Lewis–McChord. A report released this week finds that commanders knew about radar and radio limitations in the training area where the crash happened. But apparently those communication gaps went unresolved, despite other near misses.

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