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2 killed on plane in Honduras weren't with US, report says

Reagan administration officials say the two Americans killed when Nicaraguan soldiers shot down a US-made helicopter near the Honduran border were not working for the government. The helicopter and four airplanes had attacked a military school on Saturday.

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The leftist Sandinista government sent the United States a note protesting the attack. Nicaraguan Defense Minister Humberto Ortega has offered to help the US government to identify the dead crew members.

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