9 soldiers died in the crash of 2 US Army Black Hawk helicopters in Kentucky. Photos/Illustrations
WASHINGTON – A number of officials confirmed that nine Army soldiers United States of America (USA) died in two crash incidents helikopter Black Hawk in Kentucky on Wednesday evening local time.
A spokesman said that identifying information about the soldiers who died would not be shared until next of kin were notified.
The accident occurred in Trigg County. The helicopter came from Fort Campbell, an army installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
Fort Campbell said the crash, at around 10:00 p.m. local time, involved two 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division helicopters on a routine training mission. They are HH60 Black Hawks.
“Command is currently focused on caring for the soldiers and their families,” the military base said, adding that the incident was being investigated.
Brigadier General John Lobus, deputy commander of the 101st Airborne Division, said that there were five people in one helicopter and four in the other, a “pretty typical” arrangement, and said the aircraft were practicing a “multi-ship formation” using goggles. night visions.
Lobus said the helicopters were conducting a medical evacuation drill, but the crash appeared to have occurred while they were flying, not during the exercise.
Lobes that the US Army has deployed an aircraft safety team to investigate the crash.
Lobus said the Army was doing “everything we could” to notify the families as quickly as possible. Some are outside the United States, he said, and he could not say when families would be notified.
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