Two US army helicopters crash in Kentucky Live Updates: Officials said that two US Army Blackhawk helicopters were involved in an accident in Kentucky on Wednesday night during a training mission.
According to an army base Fort Campbell, the status of the crew members is unknown at this point. This statement was made early Thursday.
The current focus of the command is on providing care for service members and their families.
The helicopters of the 101st Airborne Division crashed in Kentucky’s Trigg County, northwest of Fort Campbell, at approximately 10:00 PM Wednesday.
Andy Beshear, Kentucky Governor, stated that fatalities are to be expected.
He tweeted, We have some taught news from Fort Campbell. Early reports indicate that a helicopter crashed and that fatalities are likely.
He stated that emergency management and police in Kentucky were responding to his call.
Beshear tweeted: Please pray for all the affected.
Fort Campbell stated that the incident is under investigation.
Several feared dead after two US (United States) army helicopters crash during training in Kentucky
On Thursday, the governor of Kentucky stated that fatalities are possible after two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed on a routine training mission.
According to the U.S. Army Fort Campbell, the status of the crew members is not known immediately. They did not provide any details about the number of people onboard.
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Crew members operated two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the 101st Airborne Division. They crashed around 10:00 p.m. ET (0200 GMT Thursday) in Kentucky’s Trigg County according to Fort Campbell’s public relations office.
According to the statement, the command is currently focusing on the care of the service personnel and their families. It also stated that the cause of the crash was being investigated.