Injured soldiers released from hospital in Talkeetna helicopter crash
TALKEETNA, Alaska (KTUU) - Two soldiers were injured when a military helicopter crashed at the Talkeetna Airport on Sunday afternoon.
A Federal Aviation Administration web camera first showed the downed helicopter at the airport at 2:31 p.m.
In a Monday press release, U.S. Army Alaska Media Relations Chief John Pennell wrote the injured soldiers were treated and released from the hospital. According to the release, the Army AH-64D Apache helicopter had stopped in Talkeetna for refueling.
The release states the helicopter was damaged from a “rollover accident” and that it was one of four aircraft from the 25th Attack Battalion at Fort Wainwright headed to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for training.
“The aircraft had stopped in Talkeetna for refueling and the accident happened during takeoff,” the release stated. “The cause of the accident is under investigation. A team from the Army Combat Readiness Center is expected to arrive Wednesday night or Thursday morning to begin the investigation.”
This story has been updated to include additional information.
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