Several people were on board two U.S. Army helicopters that crashed in Kentucky on Wednesday night, Fort Campbell said in a statement.
Two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flown by the 101st Airborne Division are taking part in the so-called “A normal training mission” when they landed in Trigg County at approximately 10:00 p.m., the statement read.
“The status of the crew members is currently unknown,” it continued. “The command is currently focused on caring for the soldiers and their families,” it did not say how many people were on board the helicopter.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear made a separate comment about him. Twitter account late Wednesday “We have bad news from Fort Campbell. Early reports of helicopter crashes and fatalities are expected.” The Kentucky State Police and the state’s Emergency Management Division are responding to the incident, Beshear added. “We will share more information as it becomes available. Please pray for everyone affected.”
Unconfirmed reports suggest multiple deaths may have occurred. WKDZ radio in Cadiz, Kentucky, reported that a U.S. Army soldier At the scene said there was “Several casualties” and Trigg County Coroner John Mark Vinson were called to the scene.
News outlets also reported that One witness, half a mile from the crash site, heard a “pop” and “double boom,” while others heard a “pop” and a “double boom”. The scene said several military helicopters flew over the area last night.
Fort Campbell One of the largest military bases in the United States. The Department of Defense describes it as a The installation is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. More than 27,000 personnel
The aircraft involved in the crash is a different version of the Black Hawk helicopter, according to the US Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC), which describes the chopper helicopter as a “small aircraft.” “The Army’s multi-purpose tactical transport helicopter
last month A Black Hawk helicopter operated by the Tennessee National Guard crashed near Huntsville, Alabama, killing two people in the accident. which also happened during flight training Alabama officials said
In 2018, two US soldiers were killed when their Apache helicopter crashed in the Fort Campbell training grounds.