Officials on scene of Apache helicopter crash, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah National Guard has released an update following the crash of an Apache helicopter during a training mission Monday afternoon. The AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment went down at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Feb. 12, at the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan.

Officials on scene of Apache helicopter crash, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

According to a press release, two pilots were involved in the incident resulting in both being transported to a local hospital. The Utah National Guard confirmed that one pilot was released after being monitored and observed by hospital staff at or around 6 p.m. Monday night. The other pilot, from the 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, remains in the hospital but is in stable condition and has been communicating with friends and family members.

Officials did not release the pilots’ names to preserve their privacy.

A team of incident investigators from the Army’s Combat Readiness Center out of Fort Novosel, Alabama are expected to arrive in Utah Tuesday afternoon to formally begin an investigation into the details surrounding the crash. The investigation may take up to 90 days to complete, and the results will not be released publicly as a matter of Army policy.

The Utah National Guard’s 1-211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion currently has a total of 18 AH-64D helicopters. The unit flies more than 3000 hours a year and is one of four Apache battalions in the Army National Guard. Its mission is to provide combat air capability to ground forces and prepare future warfighting capabilities. As part of this mission the unit trains jointly with Army and other military branches to better communicate through systems and processes to compliment capabilities and support. Missions like the one that was flown yesterday is a routine mission that aligns with the military priorities of joint and integrated warfare.





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