US Army Helicopter crash kills 3 and injures 1 in Alaska during a training exercise as 2 choppers clashed with each other. Both the choppers are reported to be AH-64 Apache Helicopters that were returning from a training mission. As per the latest news reports, 2 of the soldiers have already been declared dead and another one succumbed to the injuries sustained on his way to the hospital. The fourth soldier is said to be under medical supervision in the hospital.
US Army Helicopter Crash – The emerging details
AH-64 Apache Helicopters were from the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion’s 25th Aviation Regiment at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks as confirmed by the officials of the US Army. “This is an incredible loss for these soldiers’ families, their fellow soldiers, and for the division,” Maj. Gen. Brian Eifler, commanding general of the 11th Airborne Division, said in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers go out to their families, friends and loved ones, and we are making the full resources of the Army available to support them.”
“The Fort Wainwright community is one of the tightest military communities I’ve seen in my 32 years of service,” Eifler added. “I have no doubt they will pull together during this exceptional time of need and provide comfort to our families of our fallen.”
US Army Helicopter crash – Second in three months
Although the cause of the crash is still under investigation, the incident is the 2nd one that happened in the last 3 months. The previous incident happened in March where 9 members of the army died after 2 Army Black Hawk choppers crashed during a training mission in Trigg County, Kentucky.
US Army spoked person also confirmed that the names would be withheld for at least 24 hours from the time the next of kin is notified.
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