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Latest U.S. navy helicopter crashes in coaching missions

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The collision of two helicopters in Alaska was the newest in a collection of navy helicopter crashes this 12 months whose causes are nonetheless being investigated.

The crashes and a rollover concerned Black Hawk and Apache helicopters on coaching missions. A complete of 14 troopers have died and three have been injured.

Black Hawk and Apache helicopters are among the many fashions analyzed in a current U.S. Authorities Accountability Workplace report of Military and Air Nationwide Guard accidents from fiscal years 2012 via 2021. Amongst its eight suggestions to navy leaders, GAO suggested they be certain that Nationwide Guard helicopter models constantly replace danger administration worksheets and take away boundaries to pilot coaching.



Two U.S. Military helicopters collided and crashed Thursday in Alaska whereas coming back from a coaching flight, killing three troopers and injuring a fourth.

Two of the troopers died on the scene of the daytime crash close to Healy, Alaska, and a 3rd died on the best way to a hospital in Fairbanks. A fourth soldier was being handled at a hospital for accidents, the Military stated in a press release.

Every AH-64 Apache helicopter was carrying two individuals on the time of the crash, stated John Pennell, a spokesperson for the U.S. Military Alaska.

Additionally in Alaska, two troopers have been injured on Feb. 5 when a navy helicopter was concerned in a rollover accident in Talkeetna, officers stated.

The Military AH-64D Apache helicopter was broken within the accident, which occurred when the helicopter was taking off.

The Apache was one among 4 from the twenty fifth Assault Battalion at Fort Wainwright, close to Fairbanks, touring to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage for coaching. The 4 helicopters stopped in Talkeetna to refuel.

Talkeetna is situated about 110 miles (180 kilometers) north of Anchorage.



Two Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopters crashed throughout a routine nighttime coaching train in southwestern Kentucky on March 29, killing all 9 troopers aboard.

One helicopter had 5 individuals aboard and the opposite had 4. The helicopters crashed in a area close to a residential space with no accidents on the bottom.

The 2 Black Hawks have been flying throughout a coaching train and the pilots have been utilizing night-vision goggles, Military officers stated. The accident occurred throughout flying and never throughout the course of a medical evacuation drill, stated Brig. Gen. John Lubas, the a hundred and first Airborne deputy commander.

Officers stated April 4 {that a} U.S. Military aviation security crew discovered the flight information recorders from the helicopters. These may assist decide the reason for the crash.

The a hundred and first Airborne confirmed the crash was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Fort Campbell.



A Black Hawk helicopter from the Tennessee Nationwide Guard crashed in Alabama throughout a flight-training mission on Feb. 15, killing two crew members. The helicopter crashed round 3 p.m. and caught fireplace simply outdoors of Huntsville alongside Alabama Freeway 53. Nobody on the bottom was damage.

The Tennessee Nationwide Guard stated in a press release that the helicopter was approaching the Huntsville Govt Airport, “when the plane quickly descended and impacted the bottom.”

Navy officers stated the pilots have been each skilled aviators with greater than a dozen years of navy service apiece.

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