9 Soldiers Killed In Kentucky As Two Black Hawk Helicopters Crash
During a "routine training mission" on Wednesday night in Trigg County, southwestern Kentucky, nine soldiers lost their lives when two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, operated by the 101st Airborne Division, crashed, Nondice Thurman, a spokesperson from Fort Campbell, told The Washington Post in an email.
9 soldiers killed as two Black Hawk helicopters crash near Fort Campbellhttps://t.co/zGiJwagEf9— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 30, 2023
U.S. MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASH HAPPENED DURING NIGHT TRAINING INVOLVING NIGHT VISION GOGGLES || ONE OF THE CRASHED HELICOPTERS HAD FIVE SOLDIERS ABOARD, THE SECOND HAD FOUR ABOARD || UNCLEAR WHAT CAUSED ARMY HELICOPTER CRASH, SAFETY TEAM COMING TO SITE TO REVIEW INCIDENT - ARMY— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 30, 2023
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Reuters reported that two US Army HH-60 Black Hawk assault helicopters collided during a training exercise near the Kentucky-Tennessee border on Wednesday night, resulting in casualties.
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple fatalities after two US Army HH60 Blackhawk helicopters crashed— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 30, 2023
📌#TriggCounty | #Kentucky
Currently, Multiple authorities and other agencies are on the scene to the collision of Two U.S Army HH60 Blackhawk helicopters, which occurred during a routine… pic.twitter.com/zNHDTnKA4x
"We've got some tough news out of Fort Campbell, with early reports of a helicopter crash, and fatalities are expected," Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear tweeted last night.
We’ve got some tough news out of Fort Campbell, with early reports of a helicopter crash and fatalities are expected. @kystatepolice, @KentuckyEM and local officials are responding. We will share more information as available. Please pray for all those affected.— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) March 30, 2023
The helicopters were from the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell and the Army's only air assault division. The unit confirmed, "two aircraft from the 101st were involved in an accident last night resulting in serveral casualties."
Here's an update from the local police:
BREAKING: Two Black Hawk helicopters have crashed in Trigg Co., KY leaving multiple soldiers from 101st Airborne Division dead. Happened after 10pm in Cadiz off Route 68 & Old Canton Pk. @NC5 pic.twitter.com/Z7NXF6Dhv4— Amelia Young (@ameliayoung) March 30, 2023
A few images of the incident area have surfaced on Twitter.
Two HH60 Black Hawk military helicopters crashed in Kentucky while on a training flight.— MARIA (@its_maria012) March 30, 2023
According to media reports, nine people died.
The reasons for the crash are still unknown.
-The New York Times pic.twitter.com/si4iVsZU19
Further information about the crash, such as the number of soldiers onboard the helicopters, was not immediately available.