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In his first round of interviews after returning from 13 days of captivity in North Korea, downed Army helicopter pilot Bobby Hall said that his crossing into the Communist country's airspace was "accidental" and that Pyongyang authorities forced a signed "confession" from him. Hall said that his helicopter was shot down, and crashed into a mountainside; fellow pilot and Chief Warrant Officer David Hilemon "was thrown from the aircraft and died on the spot." As for his written statement, given in captivity, which indicated the flight path was no accident, Hall said: "It was all what they dictated me to write. The whole time I was there I felt uncomfortable and nervous about everything they wanted me to do."