Two US Army helicopters crash

Two US military helicopters crashed and nine people were killed in the United States, a spokesman announced Thursday. The two Black Hawk helicopters belonged to the 101st Airborne Division at around 22:00 local time (3:00 GMT) during a routine training mission in Kentucky.

To this, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Hoeffler said, “Nine soldiers were killed during the incident.”

The two HH-60 Black Hawks, which can each carry up to 11 people, crashed in Trigg, northwest of Fort Campbell, where the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division is located.

The army announced earlier in a statement that “the command is currently focusing its attention on the soldiers and their families.”

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear will head Thursday morning to Fort Campbell “to support our troops and their families after the tragic incident that occurred last night.”

A US Army training plane crashed in September 2021 in Texas, forcing its two pilots to throw themselves out of it.

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