The Washington Post reported on Thursday that two US Army Black Hawk helicopters that were on a normal training trip crashed, killing nine personnel, over Kentucky late on Wednesday.
The 101st Airborne Division's two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that crashed at roughly 10:00 pm in Kentucky's Trigg County had crew members on board, according to a prior statement from Fort Campbell's public affairs office. The number of fatalities was not given.
According to a later tweet from the 101st Airborne Division, "We can confirm two aircraft from of the 101st were engaged in an accident last night that resulted in several casualties."
The soldiers who were involved and their families are currently the center of our attention.
Deaths were anticipated, according to Andy Beshear, the governor of Kentucky.
On Twitter, he wrote, "We've received some difficult news out of Fort Campbell, with early indications of a chopper crash and fatalities are expected."
He claimed that emergency management and Kentucky police were responding.
Please say a prayer for everyone impacted, Beshear tweeted.
The incident is being investigated, according to Fort Campbell.
It stated that "further information will be given when it becomes available."
The 101st Airborne Division, the only air assault division in the US Army, is based at Fort Campbell.
The division, known as the "Screaming Eagles," entered service in August 1942 and rose to fame in World War II for its actions in the Battle of the Ardennes and the D-Day landings.
The division has recently been involved in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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