Second U.S. Army Apache Helicopter Crash in 48 Hours

At approximately 2200 EST on March 27th, 2024, a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in Fort Carson, Colorado. The two crew members sustained minor injuries and were taken to Evans Army Community Hospital for treatment and are expected to make a full recovery.

According to the Mountain Post, the helicopter was from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. The U.S. Army has made no official statement on the incident as of this publication.

This incident follows the March 25th crash of the same type/model/series helicopter assigned to 4-6 ACS, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade which crashed in Thurston County, Washington near Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM). The two crew members were also hospitalized from that crash.

This is now the fourth Apache crash in two months. On February 12, an AH-64E crashed near Salt Lake City, injuring two Utah Army National Guard pilots followed by the tragic death of two when an Apache crash-landed in a rural wooded area of Mississippi more than a week later. The U.S. Army has made no comment on the string of incidents and has not grounded the fleet.