AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crashed during a training flight

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Two soldiers are dead after an AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in Galveston Bay near the Bayport Cruise Terminal Wednesday afternoon.

Ccrews responded to reports of a ‘military grade’ Apache helicopter in the water at El Jardin Beach near the Bayport cruise terminal just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Texas Army National Guard confirmed the two men were pilots based out of the 1-149th Attack Helicopter Battalion at Ellington Field.

According to emergency officials, a Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopter has crashed during a training flight.

The crash site is approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell, which straddles the state line of Kentucky and Tennessee near Clarksville. The initial reports indicate the aircraft was on fire in a river bottom in rural Montgomery County.

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