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Two Fort Carson soldiers injured after helicopter crash, aviation assets grounded

Posted at 9:27 PM, Mar 27, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-28 20:42:49-04

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Two soldiers were injured after a helicopter crash Wednesday evening, according to Fort Carson officials. It happened around 6:30 p.m.

Officials at Fort Carson say an AH-64 Apache helicopter from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, crashed during a routine training exercise on base.

They say two soldiers suffered minor injuries, and were transported to Evans Army Community Hospital. They were released Wednesday night.

Due to the incident, command has temporarily grounded all aviation assets on Fort Carson until further notice.

Fort Carson officials say they grateful their soldiers are safe and the unit is ensuring the crew, and their friends and families are receiving the care they need.

A team from the Army Combat Readiness Center in Alabama will investigate the incident.

This is a developing story. News5 will continue to update this web story as more information becomes available.


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