Alaska Crash Update | Alaska: Two US Army helicopters crash, 3 soldiers killed, 1 injured
Pic: The Washington Post @washingtonpost Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (US) Two US Army helicopters (Helicopter Crash) collided in Alaska on Thursday while returning from a training flight, killing three soldiers. One died and another was injured. Two soldiers died at the scene of the crash near Healy, Alaska, and a third died on the way to a hospital in Fairbanks, the military said in a statement. The fourth soldier is being treated in a hospital. The army said that the names of the deceased soldiers would not be revealed till the next of kin are informed. John Pennell, a spokesman for the US military in Alaska, said each AH-64 Apache helicopter carried two people. “This is an incredible loss to the families of these soldiers, their fellow soldiers and this division,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Effler, commanding general of the 11th Airborne Division, in an Army statement. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and loved ones and we are doing everything we can to help them.” The army said that the cause of the accident is being investigated and more information will be made available. This is the second accident involving military helicopters in Alaska this year. Earlier, in February 2023, an Apache helicopter crashed after taking off from Talkeetna in Alaska, injuring two soldiers on board.