Monday, 15 October, 2018

Two Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash at Fort Campbell

2 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Apache crash 2 101st soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell
Steven Clarke | 08 April, 2018, 01:45

The names of the soldiers will be released 24 hours after their loved ones receive notice.

The accident happened at about 9:50 p.m. local time Friday evening and involved two soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, the statement said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people during this complicated moment".

Fort Campbell reported the AH-64E Apache crash occurred in a training area and was part of a routine exercise.

It's the second deadly crash involving a United States military helicopter this week. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Ft.

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Recent days have been particularly deadly for training across the military.

Finally, on April 4, a member of the Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team fatally crashed in an F-16 near Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Four Marines also died when a helicopter crashed during a training mission in Southern California.

At a Friday briefing, a Pentagon spokesperson refused to call the string of incidents a "wave" or "crisis". Arizona Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former naval aviator himself, said the greatest harm to national security is "self-inflicted".

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