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Sara Knutson funeral service set for Monday

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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 27-year-old Capt. Sara Knutson 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.

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