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Helicopter Crash

Injuries to helicopter crew not life threatening

Military officials say all ten people aboard a US Seahawk helicopter were injured in a crash in Indonesia, but none of the injuries is life threatening. The Seahawk SH60 helicopter crashed as it was trying to land at the airport in Banda Aceh, the main city on Indonesia's tsunami-battered Sumatra island.

A military official blames the crash on "possible mechanical failure," though it's still under investigation. Authorities say there's no indication it was shot down. The injured Navy personnel were flown back to their ship.

The military suspended helicopter flights for about two hours after the crash, but they have resumed.

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