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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Army Chopper Crashes in Italy

ROME -- A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northern Italy on Thursday, killing four Americans and wounding at least six others, three of them seriously, officials said.

Italian media said the helicopter was on a training mission when it crashed in a rural area near the city of Treviso.

A spokeswoman at the U.S. Army base in Vicenza said she could not confirm the details, saying only that the crashed Black Hawk belonged to the army and had taken off from the U.S. military base in Aviano, Italy.

There were no details on the cause of the crash and a press officer at the U.S. embassy in Rome said she had no information.

Fire brigade officials, who were initially contacted about the crash by a motorist driving nearby, said they were still working through the wreckage.

They estimated six wounded Americans, but Italy's ANSA agency reported that there were seven wounded in addition to the four dead.