Tragedy Strikes as Two U.S. Army Helicopters Collide in Alaska: 3 Soldiers Dead, 1 Injured

Nick Kangadis | April 28, 2023
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Tragedy struck in Alaska on Thursday as two U.S. Army helicopters collided with each other and subsequently crashed, killing three soldiers and injuring one more, according to the Associated Press (AP).

The report noted the following:

Two U.S. Army helicopters collided and crashed Thursday in Alaska while returning from a training flight, killing three soldiers and injuring a fourth.

Two of the soldiers died at the scene of the crash near Healy, Alaska, and a third died on the way to a hospital in Fairbanks. A fourth soldier was being treated at a hospital for injuries, the Army said in a statement.

The names of those killed were being withheld until relatives could be notified, the Army said.

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Major General Brian Eifler released a statement saying that the soldiers’ deaths is an “incredible loss” and that “we are making the full resources of the Army available to support” the families of this incident.

It’s a tragedy any time we lose an American soldier, but it’s especially heartbreaking when lives are lost outside of combat.

May God bless the soldiers involved and their families in this trying time.


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