Two flown to hospital after military helicopter crash in New Brockton

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NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — Early Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m., a Ft. Rucker helicopter crashed in New Brockton near Brown Stagefield during training.

“Ft. Rucker has had an aircraft out here just right outside Brown Stagefield this morning roughly around 8:30 a.m.,” Ft. Rucker Public Affairs Director, Jimmie Cummings said. “I can confirm it’s a UH-72 Lakota. We had two personnel that were aboard the aircraft that have been air medevacked.”

Response was quick from Coffee County EMA as well as surrounding volunteer fire departments and the stage field department. As a result, all departments worked together to secure the scene.

“That’s the good story here,” Cummings said. “Each of our stage fields do have, you know whenever we have aircraft into our training areas like Brown Stagefield, we have the fire department that’s on duty, so very quick response onto the scene.”

Not much is known of what caused the mishap, but an investigation is underway.

“The safety center is located here at Ft. Rucker, so they’ll do the investigation just like any other aircraft mishap anywhere else in the army,” Cummings said. “They’ll do the same thing here.”

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