A&M Helicopter Crash
by: Jim Bell, January 15, 2009 8:01:49 pm
42 year old Sgt. Charles Mitts of Spring was one of five soldiers on the ROTC UH-60 helicopter when it crashed during a routine training exercise Monday afternoon. Sgt. Mitts died over night at Memorial-Hermann Hospital.
The crash also killed 22 year old 2nd Lieutenant Zachary Cook of Lufkin, a recent A&M cadet and graduate who had just received his commission. Three others on the chopper are still in the hospital.
Army investigators are on the A&M campus looking for the cause of the crash.
Jim Bell, KUHF, Houston Public Radio News.