Military helicopter crashes on JBLM after ‘mishap,’ two crew onboard

Mar 26, 2024, 7:30 AM | Updated: 9:33 am

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Military police responding to the crash site of a U.S. Army Apache helicopter in rural Thurston County Monday night. (Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)

(Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)

Two soldiers were evacuated and sent to Madigan Army Medical Center after a helicopter crashed on the grounds of Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Tuesday night.

The helicopter, assigned to the US Army’s 7th Infantry Division, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, crashed after an “aviation mishap,” officials told KIRO Newsradio.

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The crash happened during a training exercise, but no further details about the circumstances leading up to the crash were immediately available. The two soldiers on board were evacuated and sent to Madigan Army Medical Center.

When asked about possible injuries, Army officials declined to comment, saying only that they are being medically evaluated.

The crash is under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.

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