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Two National Guard soldiers were killed Friday when the helicopter they were in crashed in Mississippi during a routine training flight, officials said. 

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said the Apache AH-64 helicopter crashed in Prentiss County around 2 p.m. 

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“Tragically, both Guardsmen on board did not survive. Safety crews are currently working the scene of the crash with local authorities,” Reeves said in a statement. “Please join First Lady of Mississippi Elee Reeves and me in praying for the two Guardsmen and their families. Mississippi will always be grateful for their service and we will never forget them.”

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In this photo released by the U.S. Army, AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters from the 1st Attack Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, fly over a mountain range near Fort Wainwright, Alaska, in 2019. Two National Guard members were killed Friday during a helicopter crash in Mississippi, officials said. (Cameron Roxberry/U.S. Army via AP)

The Mississippi National Guard said the crash occurred near Boonville. 

“Safety crews are currently working the scene of the accident with local authorities,” it said. 

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Fox News Digital has reached out to the National Guard as well as local authorities. The Federal Aviation Administration referred inquiries to the National Guard. 

The identities of the Guard members or the cause of the crash were not disclosed. 

Last week, a Utah Army National Guard helicopter crashed in what officials called a “training accident,” injuring two pilots onboard. The accident involved an AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter that crashed at the West Jordan Army Aviation Support Facility.

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