2 US military helicopters crash during training in Kentucky: NPR

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two military helicopters crashed Wednesday night in southwestern Kentucky while on a routine training mission, U.S. Army Fort Campbell said in a statement.

The status of the crew members was unknown, he added.

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

“The command is currently focused on caring for service members and their families,” the statement said.

Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky wrote on Twitter that “deaths are expected,” adding that police and emergency officials were responding.

The accident is under investigation.


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