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SEOUL — Unmanned aerial vehicle flights in South Korea have been suspended, pending the investigation of Thursday’s crash near Camp Casey, 8th Army officials said Saturday.

Soldiers on Saturday recovered the remote-controlled Shadow 200 aircraft, which went down shortly after its 10:30 p.m. launch in the forested mountains north of Camp Casey near Dongducheon, officials said.

The Shadow was on a routine training mission when it crashed, officials said.

Red Cloud’s gate to get face-liftConstruction to improve Camp Red Cloud’s back gate will begin within one week, area officials said Friday.

Construction may take up to five months, officials said. During that time, base access through the gate will be limited to one lane.

Pedestrian access will not be affected, officials said.

The new gate will improve security and provide a wider road and safer conditions for security guards, officials said. Security guards currently walk midway into the undivided, narrow road to check identification cards.

Kids Day celebration scheduledA National Kids Day celebration will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Camp Casey’s Stewart Field.

The event will start with a parade from Gate 1, following later with activities and a South Korean military drill team performance. A tank, Humvee and fire truck will be displayed.

For more information, call 730-3002.


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