An AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, S.C. The pilot of the helicopter was killed and a second pilot injured shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday. First Lieutenant Jonathan Shively, Jr. has been identified as the pilot killed, and Chief Warrant Officer Roger Carpenter is the injured pilot who is listed in stable condition at an area medical facility. An earlier statement by Brig. Gen Les Eisener revealed that the soldiers were finishing a weekend of training at the base when the incident occurred.
Major General Stan Spears, the Adjutant General for South Carolina, says his office is focused on the needs of the grieving families and soldiers. He expressed concern for the privacy of the families involved. Details of the accident remain under investigation.