On Saturday, the US Army released the names of the three troops who perished in an Alaskan helicopter crash after returning from a training operation.
The collision occurred at 1:39 pm on Thursday, roughly 50 miles east of Healy, while the helicopters were returning from a mission in the Donnelly Training Area.
Following the deaths of 12 troops in helicopter crashes in Kentucky and Alaska over the course of the past month, the US Army stated Friday that it had put aviation units on indefinite hold for training.
“Until they complete the necessary training, the Army has grounded all aviators, with the exception of those taking part in important operations.
The victims of the collision on Thursday were Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Robert Eramo, 39, of Oneonta, New York; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kyle D. McKenna, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Warrant Officer 1 Stewart Duane Wayment, 32, of North Logan, Utah.
Lt. Col. Matthew C. Carlsen, the commander of the 1-25th AB, said, “Khayyam: The battalion is saddened and mourning the death of three of our best.
According to information provided in an email from officials, the safety inquiry is being led by a Safety inquiry Team from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Centre, located at Fort Novosel, Alabama.
According to Department of Defense guidelines and Army regulations, the investigators are not permitted to divulge any information to the public regarding the causes, analysis, or internal recommendations.
The 11th Airborne Division’s commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Brian Eifler, said that the death of these soldiers was “devastating” and was felt by military communities throughout Alaska as well as by their families and friends. The families of 1-25 and Fort Wainwright are the best team I’ve ever seen. The families, friends, and loved ones of the fallen are in our thoughts and prayers as our hearts are heavy.
All the citizens of US were shocked with this news and many people are in a state of shock by the demise of their heroes and are praying for their blessings. Stay tuned for further information.