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A military helicopter crashed near Ozark Monday around 2 p.m.

According to the Fort Rucker Public Affairs Office, first responders arrived shortly after the crash and the two aviators inside the helicopter were transported to receive medical treatment. 

Both of the occupants sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but the aircraft did sustain damage.

The aircraft was a Boeing AH-64 Apache, an advanced attack helicopter used by the United States Army. It is routinely used at Fort Rucker where all military branches, except the Navy, are trained.

The crash is currently under investigation. Officials at Ft. Rucker are not aware of the cause of the crash at this time.

UPDATE: The two aviators on the helicopter were an instructor and a student pilot. The student pilot has been released from the hospital and the instructor is in stable condition.

Officials at Ft. Rucker are still investigating the crash but said they appreciate the outstanding support from their Wiregrass community partners, especially first responders, emergency managers and law enforcement.

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