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June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The Army on Friday issued a safety message to its aviation units, directing a temporary grounding of Apache helicopter gunships pending inspection and replacement of certain parts. The "safety of flight" message was issued after an investigation of two minor accidents involving the advanced attack helicopter at Ft. Rucker, Ala., earlier this month, Army spokesman Phil Soucy said.
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May 8, 1999 | Associated Press
The Army grounded its fleet of aging UH-1 Huey helicopters Friday because of concern that the recent crash of an air ambulance may signal a structural problem. Four crew members were injured, two critically, when the helicopter from Ft. Rucker, Ala., crashed May 1. The copter was returning to the base after transporting a burn victim to a hospital in Birmingham when it lost part of the tail boom in flight, the Army said.
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August 27, 1987 | Associated Press
The Army on Wednesday grounded its fleet of AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships, describing the action as a precautionary one in light of a fatal crash last week. The service said that the directive applied to all 264 of the new-model gunships now in the inventory and would remain in effect until an investigation of the crash, on Aug. 21 at Ft. Rucker, Ala., was completed. An instructor pilot was killed and a student pilot was seriously injured in that crash.
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July 13, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stock car driver Davey Allison suffered head injuries Monday in a helicopter accident, the most recent in a string of tragedies that has struck the Allison family of Hueytown, Ala. Allison, 32, was piloting the helicopter when it crashed during an attempted landing in the infield at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, where he and fellow driver Red Farmer had gone to watch a friend test a car for a NASCAR race.
NEWS
May 8, 1999 | Associated Press
The Army grounded its fleet of aging UH-1 Huey helicopters Friday because of concern that the recent crash of an air ambulance may signal a structural problem. Four crew members were injured, two critically, when the helicopter from Ft. Rucker, Ala., crashed May 1. The copter was returning to the base after transporting a burn victim to a hospital in Birmingham when it lost part of the tail boom in flight, the Army said.
SPORTS
July 13, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stock car driver Davey Allison suffered head injuries Monday in a helicopter accident, the most recent in a string of tragedies that has struck the Allison family of Hueytown, Ala. Allison, 32, was piloting the helicopter when it crashed during an attempted landing in the infield at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, where he and fellow driver Red Farmer had gone to watch a friend test a car for a NASCAR race.
NEWS
August 27, 1987 | Associated Press
The Army on Wednesday grounded its fleet of AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships, describing the action as a precautionary one in light of a fatal crash last week. The service said that the directive applied to all 264 of the new-model gunships now in the inventory and would remain in effect until an investigation of the crash, on Aug. 21 at Ft. Rucker, Ala., was completed. An instructor pilot was killed and a student pilot was seriously injured in that crash.
NEWS
June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The Army on Friday issued a safety message to its aviation units, directing a temporary grounding of Apache helicopter gunships pending inspection and replacement of certain parts. The "safety of flight" message was issued after an investigation of two minor accidents involving the advanced attack helicopter at Ft. Rucker, Ala., earlier this month, Army spokesman Phil Soucy said.
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