JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (Dec. 13) – At least four aviators were killed when two Army helicopters crashed in the aviation training area southwest of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said military spokesperson at base.
|Two military choppers crashed killing four soldiers near Lewis-McChord base|
In the earlier reports all six on board on two helicopters were reported as feared dead; but according to the latest updates there were total four on both two-seater helicopters and all four killed in this accident.
According to further details; the choppers crashed are reported as OH-58 Kiowa and the crashed about 8:00 pm about two miles south of Spurgeon Creek Road Southeast and Rainier Road Southeast.
The identities of the troops involved were immediately not released by the authorities and the cause of the crash is also not established instantly.
The spokesperson at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield told that he was on his way to the scene and did not yet know what unit the soldiers were from. Police and Army officials are blocking access to the crash area.