Three killed after U.S Army helicopters collide in Alaska
Three U.S. Army pilots were killed and one injured in Alaska when two Apache helicopters returning from a training mission collided in flight.
The Army’s 11th Airborne Division said in a statement that two soldiers were declared dead at the scene and a third died on the way to hospital.
The injured soldier was being treated at Alaska’s Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
The accident will be investigated by a team from the Army Combat Readiness Center in Alabama, the Division said.
Last month, nine soldiers were killed in a crash of two medical evacuation Black Hawk helicopters during a routine night training mission over Kentucky.