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Two soldiers killed after helicopter crashes in US

IANS | February 24, 2024 02:25 PM

WASHINGTON: Two soldiers were killed after a military helicopter crashed during training in the US state of Mississippi.

Taking to X, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves posted: "The Mississippi National Guard experienced an Apache AH-64 helicopter crash during a routine training flight in Prentiss County. Tragically, both Guardsmen on board did not survive."

The incident occurred in a wooded area around 2 p.m. (2000 GMT) during a routine training flight on Friday, NBC News reported citing a statement from the Mississippi National Guard as saying.

"Our paramount concern at this time is to ensure proper casualty assistance is conducted to support the surviving family members, " the Mississippi National Guard said, adding that the incident is under investigation, Xinhua news agency reported quoting NBC News.

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