BREAKING: Mississippi National Guard helicopter crashes

Published 4:30 pm Friday, February 23, 2024

The Mississippi National Guard is reporting a military helicopter crash today near Boonville, Miss.,in Prentiss County.

The aircraft was an AH-64 Apache, flying a routine training flight. The crash happened at about 2 p.m. Friday per reports from the Mississippi National Guard State Aviation Office.

Safety crews are currently working the scene of the accident with local authorities. Casualties are unconfirmed at this time. More information will be forthcoming when available.

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“Please keep the members of the Mississippi National Guard and their Families in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time,” said Lt. Col. Deidre D. Smith, director of public affairs