Fort Campbell Helicopter Accident Results in Tragic Loss of 9 US Soldiers

Date:

Share post:

FORT CAMPBELL, KY – Tragedy struck the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on Wednesday evening when two US Army Blackhawk helicopters crashed during a training exercise in Trigg County, Kentucky. 

All nine soldiers who were on board the helicopters were killed.

The accident occurred at around 10:00 pm while the helicopters were conducting a planned training exercise in and around the local Fort Campbell training area. The soldiers who lost their lives were members of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Brig. Gen. John Lubas, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) deputy commanding general for operations, expressed his condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased soldiers. “This is a truly tragic loss for these families, our Division and Fort Campbell. Our number one priority is caring for the families and the soldiers within our combat aviation brigade,” he said.

The US Army has deployed an aviation safety team from Fort Rucker, Ala. to conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. The identities of the deceased soldiers will be released once their families have been properly notified.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

California Drug Bust: K-9 Unit Finds $3.4 Million Worth of Meth on I-5

California - A California Highway Patrol (CHP) K-9 unit made a significant drug bust on Tuesday, seizing approximately...

Garage Sale Permits No Longer Required in Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates, IL - The Village Board recently approved changes to garage sale regulations, eliminating the need for...

Southern California Faces Triple-Digit Heat Wave, Increased Fire Threats

Los Angeles, CA - California is bracing for a severe heat wave expected to bring triple-digit temperatures to...

Arkansas Manhunt Intensifies: Fugitive in Oklahoma Homicides Believed to Remain in Morrilton Area

Morrilton, AR - Authorities have updated the public on the ongoing manhunt for Stacy Lee Drake, 50, who...