U.S. Army Helicopter Crashes At Fort Rucker

U.S. Army Helicopter Crashes At Fort Rucker
A Joint Multinational Readiness Center’s Falcon Team pilot lands one of five new UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters at Hohenfel Army Airfield on Wednesday, April 22. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class JMRC PAO

A U.S. Army Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota, operated by 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, coded “71J”, crashed under unknown circumstances at Brown Stagefield Army Heliport (06AL), Fort Rucker-New Brockton, Alabama.

One of the pilots is in serious condition and the other is OK.

At about 9 a.m. April 20, Fort Rucker officials were notified of a mishap with an UH-72 Lakota helicopter near Brown Stagefield. The two-person crew was conducting flight training.

First responders and officials from the unit arrived at the stagefield shortly after. The aircrew were transported for medical treatment. No fatalities were reported. The aircraft did sustain damage.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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

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