Colorado Springs airman killed in crash in Africa

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WASHINGTON — An Air Force Captain from Colorado Springs was killed Saturday when his plane crashed in Africa the Dept. of Defense announced Monday.

Capt. Ryan P. Hall, 30, died Saturday when his U-28 aircraft was in an accident near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.

The camp is about five miles from the Somalia border. The crash was inside Djibouti territory according to the Defense Department.

Three other people on the plane were also killed.

The Defense Department says the cause of the accident is under investigation.

The flight is described as a “routine mission” in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Hall was assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

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