Many Die After Two US Army Helicopters Crash in Kentucky
On Wednesday night several people were reportedly killed when two United States Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky during a training mission.
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) helicopters crashed around 10 p.m. Wednesday in Kentucky’s Trigg county, northwest of Fort Campbell, according to an army base statement released early Thursday.
Later, the 101st Airborne Division tweeted, “We can confirm that two aircraft from the 101st were involved in an accident last night resulting in multiple casualties.”
Currently, our focus is on the affected soldiers and their families.
Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky had previously stated that fatalities were anticipated.
Initial reports of a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell indicate that fatalities are likely, he tweeted.
He stated that Kentucky law enforcement and emergency management were responding.
“Please pray for everyone affected,” tweeted Beshear.
According to Fort Campbell, the incident is being investigated.
It stated, “Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”
Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division, the only air assault division in the United States Army.
The division, known as the “Screaming Eagles,” was activated in August 1942 and achieved notoriety during World War II’s D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge.
Recently, the division has engaged in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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