'Casualties are unconfirmed' after Mississippi National Guard… – EVOL

A military helicopter crashed in a wooded area during a training mission in Mississippi on Friday.

A Mississippi National Guard AH-64 Apache went down around 2 p.m. off of Highway 30 near Booneville in Prentiss County — about 115 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, officials confirmed.

The chopper was flying a routine training mission when it crashed, according to the National Guard.

It’s unclear at this time how many people were aboard the chopper and “casualties are unconfirmed at this time,” the National Guard said in a statement.

“Please keep the members of the Mississippi National Guard and their Families in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time,” it added.

The Post has reached out to local agencies and the Department of Defense for additional information.

A military helicopter crashed in Mississippi on Friday. WTVA

The crash comes just weeks after 5 marines were killed in a helicopter crash during a storm in southern California.

The marines were flying back to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego from the Creech Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas as California was pounded with record-braking rainfall and snow that had made flight conditions treacherous and unstable.



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