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2 Mississippi National Guardsmen killed in helicopter crash during training mission

Two Mississippi National Guard pilots were killed in a helicopter crash Friday afternoon, the state's governor announced.

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi said an AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in a publication on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday. The crash occurred during a routine training mission, Reeves said.

“Today at approximately 2 p.m., the Mississippi National Guard experienced an AH-64 Apache helicopter crash during a routine training flight in Prentiss County,” Reeves posted. “Tragically, the two guards on board did not survive. Security teams are currently working at the crash site with local authorities.”

“Please join @firstladyofms and me in praying for the two guards and their families,” Reeves continued. “Mississippi will always be grateful for their service and we will never forget them.”

A Utah Army National Guard AH-64D Apache Longbow crashed last week, injuring the crew of two, Fox News reported. The helicopter ended up on its side during a routine training exercise, seconds on KUTV, a Utah CBS affiliate.

Five Marines were killed when their CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter it crashed Feb. 6 while flying from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The military connected to ground all of its V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in December after an Air Force CV-22 it crashedkilling all eight crew members on board.

The AH-64 Apache entered service in 1984, with more than 2,700 produced and has been purchased by 17 countries, according to Boeing. web site. The Apache has a 30mm chain gun with 1,200 rounds of ammunition and can carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, 70mm Hydra rockets, AIM-92 Stinger missiles and auxiliary fuel tanks. seconds at

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