Several casualties reported after 2 Blackhawk helicopters with 101st Airborne Division crash in Kentucky


Two helicopters belonging to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), crashed in southwest Kentucky. The 101st didn’t give any details about the number of crewmembers killed or injured.

A statement from Fort Campbell nearby stated that two HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters collided in Trigg County around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Crewmembers were on a routine training mission at the time of the incident.¬†At this point, the status of the crew members is unknown.¬†According to the Facebook statement, the command is currently focusing on caring for servicemembers and their families.”

Governor. Andy Beshear stated that first responders have arrived on the scene. Trigg County can be found just north of Kentucky-Tennessee border.

Beshear tweeted that we have some bad news from Fort Campbell. There are early reports of a helicopter accident and deaths. Please pray for all the affected.

Kentucky State Police spokesperson said that they were helping Fort Campbell authorities following an “aircraft incident”.

Trooper Sarah Burgess, spokesperson for Kentucky State Police Post 1, stated that the agency was contacted at 10:15 p.m. local. “Numerous agencies” were also assisting. Burgess described it as a field and wooded area.

She said that the incident did not affect residential areas.

This is an ongoing story that will be updated.

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