GEORGETOWN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Jordanian military officials say a fighter pilot from the Middle Eastern nation was one of two people killed in a helicopter crash in 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. Several military bases in Texas provide training to foreign armed forces allied with the United States.READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Adds Property Tax Relief; Constitutional Amendment On Bail To 3rd Special Session Agenda
The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter struck a power line Tuesday and crashed into a field near Granger, about 45 miles northeast of Austin.READ MORE: Federal Officials Confirm Many Haitian Migrants From Texas-Mexico Border Camp Staying In US
No information has been released about the U.S. pilot that was killed. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would only confirm that a Hughes H369FF helicopter had crashed.
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.MORE NEWS: Department Of Justice Sues To Stop Alliance Between American Airlines And JetBlue
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