More detail on this person: Hit high tension wires along I-35 from Waco to Austin, TX in marginal weather while with the Texas National Guard. Copter Victims Identified SALADO, Texas (AP) - The Texas Army National Guard has identified the two men who died Saturday night when their Cobra helicopter gunship apparently hit some power lines and crashed in a field near here. Capt. Larry G. Carter, 36, of Austin and Chief Warrant Officer David R. Ammerman Sr., 38, of Lewisville died at the crash scene off Interstate 35 about five miles north of Salado, Guard spokesman Maj. David Cottom said Sunday. Cottom said officials are investigating why the helicopter, which had been on display at Paul Quinn College in Waco, crashed at about 8 p.m. He noted the visibility had been poor and that the Cobra gunship had apparently struck an electrical line before it crashed. The two men were on their way back to Austin, where the aircraft was based. Cottom said it was the first Guard accident since August 1977, and the first ever involving a death and injury in the Texas Army National Guard. "Army aviation is inherently dangerous considering the tactical nature of the aircraft and the training involved," said Major General Willie L Scott, head of the Texas Guard. "We stress safety continually to prevent injury and loss of life to our air crews," he added.
Burial information: Cook-Walden Capital Park Cemetery, Pflugerville, TX
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