TOPLINE Nine soldiers were killed after two U.S. Army helicopters crashed during a routine training mission in southwestern Kentucky Wednesday night.
According to the Washington Post, after officials initially said the accident resulted in several casualties.
US Military Helicopter Crash
Nine soldiers died in a U.S. Army helicopter crash.
Nine soldiers died in a crash involving two HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in Trigg County, Kentucky, Wednesday, a Fort Campbell spokesperson told the Washington Post, though it is still unknown whether there were any others who were injured.
A statement from Fort Campbell officials said the two helicopters were operated by the 101st Airborne Division and were involved in a “routine training mission” at 10 p.m. local time, and that the accident involved “several casualties” without mentioning how many people were on board.
The 101st Airborne Division noted that the incident is under investigation.