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Investigators gather details into helicopter's hard landing at HAAF

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Hunter Army Airfield officials said that at 11:24 p.m., a helicopter from 3-160 Special Operations Aviation Regiment made a "hard landing" during a routine training exercise. Hunter Army Airfield officials said that at 11:24 p.m., a helicopter from 3-160 Special Operations Aviation Regiment made a "hard landing" during a routine training exercise.
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Emergency vehicles and crews have been out and around the area at Hunter Army Airfield where a helicopter made a hard landing overnight.

Hunter Army Airfield officials said that at 11:24 p.m., a helicopter from 3-160 Special Operations Aviation Regiment made a "hard landing" during a routine training exercise. Steve Hart, Hunter Army Airfield's public information officer, said the area has been secured. Emergency personnel responded, left and are back out at the area Thursday morning.

The mission of SOAR is to organize, equip, train, resource and employ Army special operations aviation forces worldwide in support of contingency missions and combatant commanders. Known as Night Stalkers, these soldiers are recognized for their proficiency in nighttime operations. 

A Hunter representative said the unit does not belong to HAAF and that they are working to get an initial report that could come later Thursday or Friday. 

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