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101st soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

08 April 2018

An Apache helicopter went down around 10 p.m. local time, killing two soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. An AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed in a training area at the sprawling army post that straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

The crew was conducting routine training at the time of the accident, according to the 101st Airborne. No other casualties were reported.

The recovery operation are now ongoing on the crash site. Gen. Todd Royar, the acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, said in the statement.

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The solders, both from the 101st Airborne Division, were not identified.

At the time of the news release, it was said that Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services were still at the scene of the crash. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people during this complicated moment".

On Wednesday, a U.S. Air Force pilot using an travel Thunderbirds exhibition squad died when his F-16 fighter airplane crashed at Nevada. A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier crashed during takeoff in Djibouti; the pilot ejected and survived.

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

101st soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell