Casualties reported after Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

The status of the crew members is unknown, Fort Campbell told the US Army.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023 9:28 am

2 US Army helicopters crash in Kentucky, deaths are feared

Louisville, Kentucky– Two Army helicopters crashed in southwest Kentucky Wednesday night during a routine training mission, causing “several” casualties, military officials said.

The two HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, part of the 101st Airborne Division, crashed in Trigg County, Kentucky, around 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from Fort Campbell.

The 101st Airborne confirmed the crash and said on Twitter there were “multiple casualties” but did not specify whether there were injuries or deaths.

“Right now, our focus is on the soldiers involved and their families,” she added.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear had previously said deaths were expected, adding that police and emergency officials were responding.

The crash is being investigated.

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