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    Two Army Aviators Injured in Alaska AH-64 Apache Crash

    Two Army Aviators Injured in Alaska AH-64 Apache Crash

    Two soldiers were injured Sunday in a helicopter crash in Talkeetna, Alaska, roughly 150 miles north of Anchorage, according to U.S. Army Alaska Public Affairs.

    Media Relations Chief John Pennell said Monday that the AH-64 Apache was one of four from the 25th Attack Battalion based at Wainwright, Alaska. The group was doing a training mission when the helicopter flipped over at the Talkeetna airport.

    Both service members were transported to a medical facility for treatment; one was evacuated by , while the second was transported via ambulance. Pennell said he did not have a status update as of Monday morning.

    Emergency personnel responded Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, to the crash of an AH-64 Apache at Talkeetna Airport, Alaska, roughly 150 miles north of Anchorage. Two aviators were injured in the incident. ( courtesy of Robert Stumpf)

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    Conditions at the time of the crash were windy with light snow.

    Pennell said it was “too early to speculate as to the cause” of the accident. He added that Army Combat Readiness Center investigators will make those determinations as a result of their investigation.

    The airport remains closed, according to Robert Stumpf, an employee of Sheldon Air Service, based in Talkeetna.

    Stumpf added that billowing snow kicked up by the rotors may have played a role in the mishap.


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