‘Expected deaths’ after US military helicopter crash — RT World News

Two assault helicopters operated by the US military collided Wednesday night over the state of Kentucky. The fate of their crews has not been confirmed, but the governor said fatalities were expected.

The two HH60 Black Hawks had flown from Fort Campbell, an army base on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, the military said in a statement. They were on a routine training mission in Trigg County when the incident happened around 10 p.m.

The modified Black Hawk aircraft belong to the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles”, which is the Army’s only air assault division. The county where the accident occurred is located about 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Fort Campbell.

Governor Andy Beshear wrote on Twitter that state police and firefighters were responding to the incident, and he suggested people should prepare for the worst outcome for crews.

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