January 05, 1991

In yesterday's editions of The Sun, a photograph of a helicopter flown by three U.S. military advisers who were killed in El Salvador Wednesday depicted seriously damaged wreckage that appeared to contradict official U.S. statements that the aircraft had made a "controlled" landing after being hit by rebel gunfire.

According to press accounts, witnesses said the rebels took the victims out of the aircraft and then burned it.

The Pentagon also said the bodies later were found outside the helicopter, taken to a military hospital in San Salvador and turned over to U.S. authorities.

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