Apache helicopter rolls over during takeoff in Alaska, injuring 2 soldiers
Stars and Stripes February 7, 2023
Two soldiers were injured Sunday at an Alaska airport when their helicopter rolled over during takeoff, the Army said in a news release Monday.
An Army AH-64D Apache was damaged in the rollover at the Talkeetna airport Sunday afternoon, the service said.
The two soldiers, who were not identified in the news release, were treated at an area hospital and released, the Army said.
The Army did not disclose the level of damage the helicopter sustained.
The helicopter was one of four Apaches from the 25th Attack Battalion at Fort Wainwright headed to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for training.
The aircraft had stopped in Talkeetna, about 115 miles north of Anchorage, for refueling.
A team from the Army Combat Readiness Center in Fort Rucker, Ala., is expected to arrive Wednesday night or Thursday morning to begin investigating the cause of the rollover, the Army said.