Three Dead After U.S. Army Helicopters Crash in Central Alaska

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(Reuters) – Three U.S. Army helo pilots were killed after two Apache helicopters crashed in central Alaska on their way back from a training exercise, The Washington Post reported late Thursday night, citing military sources.

11th Airborne Division posted on Facebook that two AH-64 Apache helicopters, one from Fort Wainwright and the other from Healy in Alaska, crashed near Healy.

"First responders have arrived on the scene." "The incident is being investigated," the army unit stated, without revealing the reason behind the crash.

The U.S. Army didn't immediately respond to a Reuters inquiry about the casualties.

Nine soldiers died last month in an accident involving two Black Hawk helicopters that were on a routine night-time training mission above Kentucky.