Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

An Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed April 7 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The crew of the AH-64E Apache helicopter were conducting routine training exercises when the crash occurred on Friday night, according to an Army statement posted to Fort Campbell's Facebook page.

Two soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash at a USA army base. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people during this complicated moment".

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

'This is a day of sadness for Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne, ' Brigadier General Todd Royar said. On Tuesday, four marines were killed when a CH 53E Super Stallion helicopter hit the ground near the El Centro region of California.

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Earlier this week the military saw one aviation accident take place on Wednesday and two on Tuesday. The Army explained that the incident was under investigation.

In 2017, 37 service members were killed in aviation training accidents across the military - more than double the figure from 2016.

In the first, a Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet crashed on takeoff in Djibouti.

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