More detail on this person: TH-55A hit wire in vicinity of Ft Wolters, TX during training. Student Pilot Killed in Crash GRAHAM, Tex. (AP) - A student pilot from Fort Wolters was killed Thursday in an Army helicopter crash 15 miles southeast of Graham in North Central Texas. Authorities said the crash was discovered when firemen were called to extinguish a grass fire just north of Possum Kingdom Lake. The craft burst into flames when it fell into the open country. Military officials withheld information of the student pilot pending notification of relatives. Between 15 and 20 acres of grassland were burned by the fire. Firemen from Graham, Fort Wolters and Mineral Wells were dispatched to the crash site. 06 JUN 69 WOC James M. Fowley [P] Texas USAAVNS TH-55A [Need Tail#] A/C crashed due to wire strike 9 miles west of Ranger on a training flight from Ft Wolters.
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