2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

08 April, 2018, 02:37 | Author: Jason Torres
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   2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

According to Army Times, the two soldiers were on a routine training mission at about 9:50 p.m. when they crashed.

Two U.S. soldiers were killed in an Apache helicopter crash Friday night at their training base in Kentucky, CNN reports.

Their names are being withheld until next-of-kin notification is complete.

The recovery operation are now ongoing on the crash site. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, in a statement.

'Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this hard time, ' he added.

Josh: Storms return Friday night, then colder
However, most will wake up to temperatures in the 40s on Saturday, so have at least a light jacket handy. Partial clearing is in the cards for Sunday ahead of the next chance of rainfall arriving on Monday.

On Tuesday, four marines died when their CH 53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed near El Centro area in Southern California.

On Wednesday, a U.S. Air Force pilot with the traveling Thunderbirds exhibition squad died when his F-16 fighter jet crashed in Nevada.

A Pentagon official denied that there is a "crisis" for military aviation. The Army said the incident was under investigation.

"We are killing more of our own people in training than our enemies are in combat", he said on the Senate floor.

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