A routine training mission turned tragic on Wednesday night as two Army helicopters crashed in southwestern Kentucky, resulting in “several” casualties, according to military officials. The HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters were part of the 101st Airborne Division and crashed in Trigg County around 10 p.m. Fort Campbell confirmed the crash, but did not provide further information on the type of casualties. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear stated that fatalities were expected, and emergency officials and police were responding. The crash is currently being investigated.
The 101st Airborne Division expressed their focus on the affected soldiers and families in a tweet.