2 helicopters crash on Wash. military base, 4 dead

December 13, 2011 - 4:10 AM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A Joint Base Lewis-McChord spokesman says two Army helicopters have crashed on the base, killing four soldiers.

An earlier report from a base spokesman indicated two other soldiers were injured. However, spokesman J.C. Mathews says the two OH-58 Kiowa helicopters that crashed Monday night were both two-seat aircraft.

They crashed in the southwest training area of the base near Tacoma, Wash.

None of the victims was immediately identified pending notification of relatives.