Two Apache Helicopters Crash in Alaska

Two AH-64 Apache helicopters based at Fort Wainwright crashed today near Healy, Alaska, according to the 11th Airborne Division.

According to a tweet from the 11th Airborne account, the two helicopters are with the 1st Attack Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment and were returning from a training flight.

First responders are on scene, according to information posted to Twitter. When reached by Army Times, 11th Airborne spokesman John Pennell said he had no further details at this time. . .

This is the second serious Apache crash in Alaska this year. In February, two soldiers were injured when a military helicopter was involved in a rollover accident in Talkeetna. The crash occurred when the helicopter was taking off. Those soldiers were treated and released from the hospital. (Read more from “Two Apache Helicopters Crash in Alaska” HERE)

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