Multiple Killed in Helicopter Crash, Kentucky

Multiple Killed in Helicopter Crash, Kentucky


Update (1042 EST):

Both U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters that crashed in Kentucky last night killing all 9 aboard were the HH-60 medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) version, officials say.

Update (0910 EST):

All nine U.S. Army Service members from Ft. Campbell, KY have been confirmed killed in the helicopter crash this morning. The names and units have not been released, but the Ft. Campbell Public Affairs Team has stated the helicopters belong to the 101st Airborne Division.

Chinese State Owned Media has picked up on the story which is interesting considering previous incidents like this have not usually broken headlines on CCTV.

Fort Campbell public affairs confirmed that two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters crashed during a routine training mission. The helicopters belonged to the 101st Airborne Division and at least nine soldiers were onboard. The United States Army has not released details on the number of casualties yet, but emergency services have confirmed multiple fatalities. The crash occurred at approximately 2145L in Trigg County, Kentucky.

Tessaron United States Naval Academy alumni and current graduate student in Intelligence Analysis at American Military University. Covering flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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