CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three crew members have been released from the local hospital following a UH-1N helicopter crash at the Cheyenne Regional Airport that occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30.
“I would like to personally thank the first responders from the Wyoming Air National Guard and American Medical Response who arrived on scene and ensured everyone remained safe,” said Col. Johnny Galbert, 90th Missile Wing commander. “We are thankful there were no major injuries.”
The aircraft was conducting routine training and experienced a hard landing. No fatalities or life-threatening injuries were reported. The crew was evaluated at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
The Wyoming Air National Guard fire department responded first, followed by two F.E. Warren fire department trucks and a 90 MW command unit, according to a press release.
The Air Force initiated an Interim Safety Board immediately after the mishap to gather the facts surrounding the incident. A Safety Investigation Board will be convened to determine the cause of the crash and to recommend measures necessary to prevent future mishaps, the release states.
As additional details become available, they will be posted on the base’s website warren.af.mil or Facebook page (@fewarrenairforcebase).