U.S. Army Grounds Entire Helicopter Fleet

The U.S. Army grounded its entire helicopter fleet Friday after two recent crashes that killed 12.

The stand-down order will remain in effect for noncritical pilots forcewide until they undergo mandatory safety training. Gen. James McConville promised the training “will focus on safety and training protocols to ensure our pilots and crews have the knowledge, training and awareness to safely complete their assigned mission,” according to a statement.

Two Apache helicopters crashed in Alaska on Thursday. The crash claimed the lives of three soldiers who were on training flights. The crash comes after two helicopters collided flying out of Fort Campbell in Kentucky in March. That crash killed nine. (Read more from “U.S. Army Grounds Entire Helicopter Fleet” HERE)

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