Funeral Monday For Md. Pilot Killed In Afghanistan

SYKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Baltimore says a funeral mass will be held Monday for an Army helicopter pilot killed in a crash in Afghanistan.

The Archdiocese says the service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sykesville for Capt. Sara Knutson, 27, of Eldersburg.

She was among five crew members killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed March 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Knutson was a 2007 West Point graduate and a 2003 graduate of Liberty High School.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Army officials have said that the crew was on a training mission using night vision goggles, and that no enemy attacks were reported.

All five soldiers were assigned to Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, Ga.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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