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Jordanian Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash in Texas

Jordanian Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash in Texas

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018 - 18:45
A Jordanian pilot was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas. (Reuters)
Asharq Al-Awsat
A Jordanian fighter pilot was killed during a helicopter crash in the US state of Texas.

The Jordanian Armed Forces said in a statement Wednesday that First Lt. Ahmed Ali Mohammed Khalif al-Khawaldeh died during a training trip to Texas.

Another person was also killed in the crash, but no information has yet been released about him.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter struck a power line Tuesday and crashed into a field east of Georgetown, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Austin.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Williamson County sheriff's office responded to the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation into the wreck.

Several military bases in Texas provide training to foreign armed forces allied with the United States.

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