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Two Army Helicopters Crash in Kentucky; The fate of the crew members is unknown

The Army said two of its helicopters crashed Wednesday night in Trigg County, Kentucky. The condition of their crew members was not clear.

Kentucky Governor Andy Bessier tweeted, “We’ve had some tough news from Fort Campbell, initial reports of a helicopter down and casualties expected.” Kentucky State Police, the state Department of Emergency Management and local officials are responding, he said.

Fort Campbell said the crash occurred at 10 p.m., involved two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) helicopters, and the “condition of the crew members” was unknown.


A banner bearing the Screaming Eagle insignia of the 101st Airborne Division hangs in a hangar at Campbell Army Airfield in Fort Campbell, Kentucky in March 2014.

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The aircraft was an HH60 Blackhawk helicopter on a routine training mission, Fort said.

“The command is currently focused on caring for service members and their families,” Fort said, adding that the incident remains under investigation.

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