Two injured in Army helicopter training crash in Alabama

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Two U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota Helicopters assigned to Fort Rucker, Ala. The Army reported that a Lakota from Fort Rucker crashed in south Alabama April 20, 2021. (Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Austin Berner)
Two U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota Helicopters assigned to Fort Rucker, Ala. The Army reported that a Lakota from Fort Rucker crashed in south Alabama April 20, 2021. (Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Austin Berner)
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NEW BROCTON, Ala. — Two people were hurt April 20 when an Army helicopter crashed at a training base in south Alabama, military officials said.

Fort Rucker officials said in a news release that the “aviation mishap” involved a UH-72 Lakota helicopter. The two-person crew on board were conducting flight training. The incident occurred at Fort Rucker’s Brown Stagefield heliport near New Brockton.

 

Officials at Fort Rucker did not immediately release information about a potential cause of the accident.

The two people on board were evacuated for medical treatment. No fatalities were reported. The helicopter was damaged.

Fort Rucker is the Army’s primary training facility for helicopter pilots. AP

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