Two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky’s Trigg County throughout a coaching session leaving 9 servicemen lifeless, the US military says.
9 individuals have been killed in a crash of two US Military Black Hawk helicopters throughout a routine coaching mission over Kentucky, a military official mentioned.
“9 troopers died within the crash”, a hundred and first Airborne Division spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Hoefler mentioned on Thursday.
Crew members had been flying two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, operated by the a hundred and first Airborne Division, which crashed at round 0200 GMT on Thursday (10:00 pm ET) in Kentucky’s Trigg County, Fort Campbell’s public affairs workplace mentioned.
“We’ve acquired some robust information out of Fort Campbell, with early stories of a helicopter crash, and fatalities are anticipated,” governor Andy Beshear mentioned in a submit on Twitter, including that native authorities and emergency companies had been responding to the accident.
“The command is at the moment targeted on caring for the servicemembers and their households,” military base Fort Campbell mentioned in an announcement.
Fort Campbell mentioned the incident was below investigation and that “extra info might be launched because it turns into obtainable.”
The HH-60 is a variant of the Black Hawk helicopter designed to offer assist for numerous navy operations, together with air assaults and medical evacuations, in response to the military.
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We’ve acquired some robust information out of Fort Campbell, with early stories of a helicopter crash and fatalities are anticipated. @kystatepolice, @KentuckyEM and native officers are responding. We’ll share extra info as obtainable. Please pray for all these affected.
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) March 30, 2023
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