Around 9:00 am local time on September 20, a Greek Army AH-64D Apache Longbow crashed into the Aegean Sea in Greece.
The helicopter was taking part in the Greek SURISA ‘16 combat exercises over the Strimonikos Gulf near the town of Asprovalta in Northern Greece.
The Aviationist reported that both pilots in the helicopter survived the crash and escaped safely. They were then taken to a military hospital nearby as a precaution.
The helicopter is believed to have belonged to the 1st or 2nd Attack Helicopter Battalion from Volos. The helicopter, which costs $65 million, is the third D-model lost out of the 12 that were procured by the Greek Army.
The Associated Press reported that the helicopter crashed due to engine failure.