USA: One soldiers killed, 11 injured in military helicopter incident

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Carolina: One Marine has been killed and 11 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the Marines said on Thursday.

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The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement.

The name of the Marine killed will not be released for 24 hours, which follows US Marine Corps protocol.

The names of the other eight Marines, which suffered minor injuries, have also not been released.

Captain Alvis said the landing is under investigation, but declined to comment further.

AP