On Tuesday a pair of individuals were injured when a U.S. Army helicopter crashed at a training base in southern Alabama, military officials said, according to the Associated Press.
Fort Rucker officials, according to the AP report, stated in a press release that the “aviation mishap” involved a UH-72 Lakota helicopter during flight training. The crash occurred at Fort Rucker’s Brown Stagefield heliport near New Brockton.
Officials at Fort Rucker, the Army’s primary training center for helicopter pilots, did not immediately release information about what could have caused the incident, which occurred Tuesday morning, according to Coffee County officials cited by the WDHN station.
While both of those aboard the helicopter were evacuated for medical treatment, no fatalities were reported, according to the AP. The aircraft also suffered damage.
You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @DouglasPBraff.
You may like
DOJ charges eleven pro-life protesters ‘aided and abetted by one another’
Eleven pro-life protesters were charged with violating federal law by the Department of Justice Wednesday for blocking abortion clinics. The individuals, “aided and abetted by one another, used force and physical obstruction to injure, intimidate, and interfere with employees of the clinic and a patient who was seeking reproductive health services” said the DOJ.
According to a summary of the indictment, seven of the demonstrators were charged with conspiracy against rights secured by the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits obstructing the entrance to an abortion facility. The remaining four were charged with violating the legislation.
Pro-life activist AJ Hurley told Live Action News the FBI raided the home of Chester Gallagher, the organizer of the protest and one of the accused conspirators, on Tuesday with guns drawn. He said Gallagher’s neighbors told him Gallagher was out of state when the FBI showed up and entered his home.
National Review reports that Hurley also told Live Action News that the FBI reportedly recently called a few of the charged individuals to tell them they had arrest warrants and that they must turn themselves in. If convicted, those charged with conspiracy could face up to eleven years in prison and fines up to $250,000, the DOJ confirmed.
National Review writes:
Gallagher allegedly advertised a series of pro-life events on social media for March 2021 in the Nashville area. The indictment claims he and other coordinators recruited participants to travel to the city and erect a blockade, which Gallagher allegedly called a “rescue,” at Carafem Health Center Clinic in Mount Juliet, Tenn., to prevent pregnant women from pursuing abortions.
A livestream of the stand-in shows activists chanting and singing prayer up the stairs to and along the hallway outside the abortion clinic, located in an office complex. Police officers eventually appeared in the video urging them to take their protest outside to the sidewalk.
“This is not allowed guys. Asking you to leave the property or I will call the police,” a security guard can be heard saying. The indictment alleges that the group prevented a patient and an employee from entering the facility. After they refused to leave the premises, the activists were reportedly escorted away to jail by police on misdemeanor trespassing charges. One pro-life activist wroteon March 6, 2021, on Facebook the claim that one “rescuer” was held on $1,000 bail, six, including Gallagher, on $1,500 bail, and two on $2,500 bail.
You may like
Media7 days ago
WSJ: Corporate Dirty Pool in Washington’s Senate Race
Immigration1 day ago
Two dozen states sending National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border
Featured6 days ago
‘Men. Can’t. Get. Pregnant.’ a fight for truth, not dangerous woke agenda
Featured5 days ago
Biden frees Venezuelan President Maduro’s drug dealing relatives in prisoner swap