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US chopper explodes en route to air show

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Shutt / September 13, 1982



Mannheim, West Germany

A US military Chinook helicopter disintegrated in the air and crashed on a highway. Mannheim authorities said at least 44 people on board were killed, including sports parachutists from the United States, Britain, France, and West Germany.

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The CH-47 helicopter was en route to an international air show in Mannheim.