Training flight from Rucker crashes
The training helicopter had a civilian instructor pilot and a military student pilot on board, said For Rucker spokeswoman Lisa Eichhorn.
Fort Rucker officials were notified around 3:30 p.m. Monday that the helicopter was down and the Flatiron medevac from the Army post was immediately sent to the scene.
On-site personnel reported one injured crewmember, which was transported to a local medical facility with non-life-threatening injuries. The other crewmember was pronounced dead on the scene by first responders.
The crewmembers will be identified after next of kin notification, which is Department of Defense protocol.
"This is a lost to Ft. Rucker,” Eichhorn said. “We lost one of our own today."
The Ft. Rucker Combat Readiness Center investigates crashes and accidents for the Army and will investigate this crash.