Several people fear death after the crash of two American military helicopters in Kentucky | American News
Several people are believed to have died after two military helicopters crashed in Kentucky.
The crew members were flying two HH60 Blackhawk helicopters on a routine training mission before the crash at Fort Campbell at around 10 p.m. local time Wednesday (3 a.m. Thursday UK time), a the military base said in a statement.
The statement added, “The status of the crew members is unknown at this time. Command is currently focused on the care of service members and their families.”
A US Army soldier at the scene confirmed there were several fatalities, local radio station WKDZ reports.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said, “We have difficult news from Fort Campbell, with initial reports of a helicopter crash and fatalities expected. @kystatepolice, @KentuckyEM and local authorities are responding. We will share more information as it becomes available. Please pray for all those affected.”
The helicopters involved belonged to the 101st Airborne Division, known as the “Screaming Eagles”.