US Army UH-72A crash

Gepubliceerd op 27 februari 2024 om 10:35

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Two pilots injured in the Friday afternoon crash of an Army helicopter were released from medical care last Friday, though few other details have been released.

The chopper crashed near the Banks community in Pike County around 2:35 p.m. Local Time last Friday.

Fort Novosel, formerly known as Fort Rucker in Dale County confirmed the unnamed pilots were on a training exercise aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter when it went down. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash site in a wooded area near County Road 4405 and Alabama Highway 130.

Both pilots received minor injuries and were airlifted out, according to the sheriff’s office. Fort Novosel also confirmed they were taken from the wreckage for treatment and no one was killed.

The Army also said the aircraft sustained damage, but there are no reports of damage to people or property on the ground. No photos of the wreckage have been released.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by The Combat Readiness Center at Fort Novosel. No preliminary findings have been released.

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