US Army temporarily grounds pilots after spate of fatal crashes

A US Army Apache AH-64D attack helicopter in flight. Two Apaches collided in Alaska this week killing three soldiers and injuring a third [File/AP] The United States Army’s chief of staff has grounded all pilots not involved in critical missions until they complete required training after four helicopters crashed in a matter of weeks with multiple deaths.

The suspension of air operations was effective immediately on Friday, with units grounded until they complete the training, said Lieutenant-Colonel Terence Kelley, a US Army spokesperson. For active-duty units, the training is to take place between May 1 and 5. Army National Guard […]

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