Army Confirms Lieutenant Killed in Blackhawk Crash at A&M

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

The Army has identified the officer killed in Monday's helicopter crash at Texas A&M as Second Lt. Zachary Cook.

Cook, 22, a native of Lufkin, was a member of the Army ROTC at Texas A&M and a 2008 Aggie graduate.

Cook was onboard a Texas Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter that crashed in a field shortly after take off Monday.

Four other members of the Texas Army National Guard who were onboard were injured in the crash.

The copter was participating in a Winter Field Training Exercise and taking Army ROTC cadets to Camp Swift in Bastrop. No cadets were aboard the aircraft at the time of the crash because the helicopter was on its way to Easterwood Airport to refuel, officials said.

The incident is under investigation by the Army.

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