Two pilots' bodies recovered©Associated Press
August 24, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The bodies of two U.S. Army pilots whose helicopter crashed into a hillside in South Korea were found Friday, more than a day after the chopper was reported missing on a training flight.
Defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the crash site was about 13 miles south of Camp Page, an American base at Chuncheon, 50 miles east of Seoul, the South Korean capital.
The AH-64A Apache attack helicopter had taken off from Camp Page early Thursday morning. It slammed into a hillside above a car tunnel. No civilians on the ground were injured, the officials said.
The cause of the accident was being investigated.
The 8th U.S. Army, whose headquarters is in Seoul, identified the pilots as 1st Lt. Dustin Shannon, 23, and Chief Warrant Officer James Wallenburg, 40. Both were from B Troop, 1st Battalion, 6th Cavalry Brigade. Their hometowns were not released.
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